Psyc 280 Final Notes
HOMEOSTASIS MAINTAINS A CONSISTENT INTERNAL: THE EXAMPLE OF THERMOREGULATION
The active process of maintaining a relatively stable, balanced internal environment.
Variables responsible for homeostasis a
Biological Psychology: the field that relates beh to bodily processes, esp the workings of the brain. Also
referred to as behavioural neuroscience.
Neuroscience: The study of the nervous system
Neuron: The basic unit of the nervous system. AKA
Exogenous - arising from outside the body. Eg. Exogenous substances are
compounds from external sources.
Neurochemistry - the branch of neuroscience concerned with the
fundamental chemical composition and processes of the nervous syst