Chapter 1 - Chapter 1.1 The Mind and Brain Relationship...

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Chapter 1.1 – The Mind and Brain Relationship Biological Psychology - the study of the physiological, evolutionary, and developmental mechanisms of behavior (relating biology to issues of psychology.) Physiological Explanations : relates behavior to the activity of the brain and other organs (explains in terms of the machinery of the body) Ontogenetic Explanations : describes the development of a structure or a behavior within the individual. Looks at influences by genes, nutrition, experience, and interactions that mold behavior. Evolutionary Explanations : reconstructs the evolutionary history of a structure or behavior. States what evolved from what, even if there is no useful function for it today. Functional Explanation : describes why a structure or behavior evolved as it did. States why something was advantageous to us and therefore selected. Mind-Body or Mind-Brain Problem : What is the relationship between the mind and the brain? Dualism
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Chapter 1 - Chapter 1.1 The Mind and Brain Relationship...

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