Chapter 1: Introduction to Brain and Behavior
Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system.
Biological psychology (behavioral neuroscience, brain and behavior, physiological psychology) is the
study of the biological bases of
These are to get you thinking about the exam on Thursday. I do not typically give multiple choice
questions so these are practice. The content is only a sample of what will be on the exam.
1. Which of the following is NOT a key aspect of an adaptive radia
What is Biopsychology?
Branch of neuroscience concerned with the
biology of behavior
It has many names:
Psychobiology, Physiological Psychology, etc.
Biopsychology: Biology + Psychology
Psychology: studies how people behave and
interact with each other
Drugs and Addiction
Prevalence of drug use in the United States
What is a drug?
An exogenous substance that, when absorbed into the
body of a living organism, alters normal bodily function
What are psychoactive drugs?
Drugs that influence subjective exp
Biopsychological Theories of
dependence due to pain of withdrawal
Addicts caught in a cycle of drug taking, withdrawal, drug taking to
TREATMENT: gradually withdrawing drug use