IB Psychology BLA LO

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  1. Outline principles that define the biological level of analysis.
    Principle 1: Emotions and behavior are products of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous and endocrine systems (biological correlates of behavior)

    Principle 2: Patterns of behavior can be inherited, behavior can be innate and evolution may play a key role

    Principle 3: Animal research may inform our understanding of behavior (a significant amount of research is undertaken using animals)
  2. Explain how principles that define the biological level of analysis may be
    demonstrated in research.
  3. Explain one study related to localization of function in the brain.

  4. Using one or more examples, explain effects of neurotransmission on human behaviour
  5. Using one or more examples, explain functions of two hormones in human

  6. With reference to one empirical study, explain how environment factors can affect one physiological process.
  7. Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the biological
    level of analysis.

  8. Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies at the biological
    level of analysis.

  9. Discuss two effects of the environment on physiological processes.

  10. Examine one interaction between cognition and physiology in terms of behaviour.
  11. Discuss the use of brain imaging technologies in investigating the relationship between biological factors and behaviours.
  12. With reference to relevant research studies, to what extent does genetic
    inheritance influence behaviour?
  13. Examine one evolutionary explanation of behaviour.
  14. Discuss ethical considerations in research into genetic influences on behaviour.
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IB Psychology BLA LO
2013-05-05 01:12:36

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