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This is the most applied division and doesnt use

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This is the most applied division and doesn’t use experimentation Research focuses on case studies and Quasiexperimental studies Neuropsychological tests of brain-damaged people can promote diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle counseling Case of Mr.R:oGreat student but after accident became mediocreoHad superior IQ but verbal memory and reading speed were lowoRight temporal lobe may have been damaged Psychophysiology:Study of the relationship between physiology and psychological process Human subjects are used and so the research is not considered invasive Scalp Electroencephalogram (EEG) is typically used as a measure but other measures are muscle tension, eye movement, heart rate, pupil dilation and electrical conductance of the skinCognitive Neuroscience:Focuses on neural basis of cognitive processes such as learning/memory, attention and perceptual processesYoungest but most active division Often uses human subjects and non-invasive research techniques such as functional brain imaging (fMRI)Comparative Psychology:Focuses on the biology of behavior and features comparative and functional approaches Research is conducted in the lab as well as studies of animals in their natural environment (ethnology)Evolutionary psychology (understanding behavior through its evolutionary origins) and behavioral genetics (understanding the genetic influences on behavior) both utilize a comparative analysis approach in their research Converging Operations: the use of several research approaches to solve a single problem Scientific Inference: How Biopsychologists Study the Unobservable Science is an empirical method, answering questions by direct observationHowever many thing are not directly observable Scientists study the unobservable with a method called scientific inference 4
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Behavioral Neuroscience oThey study the observable processes and from these they infer the nature of unobservable processes 5
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