Physiological Psychology Approach to Understanding Consciousness


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Physiological Psychology Approach to Understanding Consciousness
This paper is an introduction to physiological psychology. It first provides a working definition of physiological psychology and then looks at two historical figures in the field. Then, research methods are analyzed as well as a brief introduction to how the nervous system controls behavior.
Physiological Psychology: Definition
Physiological Psychology can be seen as a combination of biology and psychology. It seeks to study human behavior by examining the physiological processes that exist within the brain and how they contribute to behavior and consciousness. The study is mainly focused on the brain and the nervous systems as well as the related systems that...
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.....In other words, the brain activities that occur in neurotransmission are attempted to be isolated and studied, “reducing” the experiment to its isolated parts, which allows researchers to better describe the changes in processes.
It is clear that physiological psychology is a very complex topic that requires knowledge of biology, psychology and research methods that are unique to studying physiological psychology.
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