Introduction - Slide 1 Biopsychology Psychology 222 Dr. Ann...

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Unformatted text preview: Slide 1 Biopsychology Psychology 222 Dr. Ann Voorhies ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 2 The study of the biological basis of behavior How the nervous system works How it controls behavior How behavior affects the nervous system What is biopsychology? ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 3 Goals of biopsychology To explain behavior in terms of physiological processes. To understand the effects of normal brain function on behavior. To discover mechanisms relevant to the treatment of abnormal brain function. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 4 How is biopsychology studied? Five perspectives: Description of behavior Structure Function Evolution of behavior Development of behavior Mechanisms of behavior Application of biopsychology to human and animal experience ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 5 Why do we study biopsychology scientifically? Uninformed insights are often erroneous Scientifically examined data provides informed conclusions ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 6 Thinking like a scientist Begins with a scientific attitude Curiosity Skepticism Humility ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 7 Thinking like a scientist Requires critical thinking Applying skepticism to all information, arguments and conclusions Examination of Assumptions Values Evidence Conclusions ___________________________________ ___________________________________...
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