Biological Psychology

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Biological Psychology
Biological psychology is also known as behavioral neuroscience. No matter what this type of psychology is called its applications are founded in biology specifically neurobiology. Biology allows for the study of the mental processes and behavior in both humans and animals. Biological variables such as anatomy, physiology and genetics are all a part of biological psychology. Both quantitative and qualitative research is used in biological psychology (Wickens, 2005a, p. 3-4).
The study of behavioral neuroscience can be traced as far back as Avicenna (980-1037). Avicenna was a Persian psychologist and physician who first recognized the contributions of physiology in human behavior. Illness was treated by Avicenna...
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.....effects brain damage, drugs and diseases have on human behavior. Biological behavior has the potential to change the way we live in a daily bases.
References
Wickens, A. (2005)a. An Introduction to Neurons, Brains and
Biological Psychology. Foundation of Biopsychology (pp. 2-45). New York: Prentice Hall.
Wickens, A. (2005)b. Genes and Behavior. Foundation of
Biopsychology (pp. 366-402). New York: Prentice Hall.
Wilson, J. (1991). Teaching Physiological Psychology versus
Teaching Biological Psychology: Is There a Difference? Teaching Psychology, 18. Retrieved January 24, 2009, from http://www.questia.com/read/77014714?title=Teaching%20Physiological%20Psychology%20Versus%20Teaching%20Biological%20Psychology%3a%20Is%20There%20a%20Difference%3f