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  Biological psychology
Biological psychology also has paradigmatic and methodological similarities to neuropsychology, which relies heavily on the study of the behavior of humans with nervous system dysfunction (i.e., a non-experimentally based biological manipulation).
The distinguishing characteristic of a biological psychology experiment is that either the independent variable of the experiment is biological, or some dependent variable is biological.
Biological psychology has also had a strong history of contributing to medical disorders including those that fall under the purview of clinical psychology and psychopathology (also known as abnormal psychology).
pedia.counsellingresource.com /openpedia/Biological_psychology   (1438 words)

Psychology as a medical discipline can be seen in Thomas Willis' reference to psychology (the "Doctrine of the Soul") in terms of brain function, as part of his 1672 anatomical treatise "De Anima Brutorum" ("Two Discourses on the Souls of Brutes").
Behaviorism was the dominant model in psychology for much of the early 20th century, largely due to the creation and successful application (not least of which in advertising) of conditioning theories as scientific models of human behaviour.
Biological psychology is the scientific study of the biological bases of behavior and mental states.
www.crystalinks.com /psychology.html   (2983 words)

 Main Page - Psychology Wiki - a Wikia wiki
If you were looking for it, here is an introduction to psychology.
Psychology and medicine are changing sciences and not all therapies are clearly established.
The contributors to the Psychology Wiki have used their best efforts to provide information that is up-to-date and accurate and reflects generally accepted academic standards at the time of publication.
psychology.wikia.com /wiki/Main_Page   (882 words)

 Biological psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biological psychology also looks at genetics and their influence on the probability of an individual getting a disease.
Biological psychology is also very interested in neurotransmitters, and whether too much or too little of a specific neurotransmitter has an effect on a disorder.
Biological approaches are very reductionist, reducing human behaviour down to genetics and neurotransmitters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biological_psychology   (975 words)

 Biological psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Biological psychology may be looked at as a hybrid of neuroscience and psychology.
Practioners of biological psychology may use their knowledge of the brain, from neurotransmitters to the cerebral cortex to treat their patients.
A biological psychologist realizes that there is an organic basis to all mental processes, that is there is no difference between the brain and the mind.
www.infomutt.com /b/bi/biological_psychology.html   (128 words)

 Psychology Courses
Prerequisites: Psychology 104 and 113 or its equivalent, or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisites: Psychology 106 and 204 or consent of instructor.
An introduction to the psychology of adolescence, with emphasis on personality development and socio-cultural issues in the period from puberty to adulthood.
www.haverford.edu /psych/courses/homenew.html   (1392 words)

 Biological Psychology
Biological Psychology is a formalized program within the interdisciplinary studies concentration.
Biological Psychology is the study of the biological bases of behavior.
An interdisciplinary studies major in biological psychology is as good as any other liberal arts major for those interested in entering the workforce immediately after graduation.
www.wm.edu /catalog/2001-02/biopsych.htm   (329 words)

 Psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psychology differs from biology and neuroscience in that it is primarily concerned with the interaction of mental processes and behavior on a systemic level, as opposed to studying the biological or neural processes themselves.
The first use of the term psychology is often attributed to the "Yucologia hoc est de hominis perfectione, anima, ortu", written by the German scholastic philosopher Rudlof Goeckel (1547-1628), who often goes by the Latinized Rudolph Goclenius, and published in Marburg in 1590.
The root of the word psychology (psyche) is very roughly equivalent to "soul" in Greek, and psychology came to be considered a study of the soul (in a religious sense of this term) much later, in Christian times.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psychology   (5136 words)

 Bates College | Academic Program
Psychology 101 may be waived for students who achieve a four or five on the Advanced Placement examination in psychology or who pass a departmental examination.
With permission of his or her major advisor, a student may substitute a relevant course or Short Term unit from psychology or another department or program for a course in this category, so long as the substitution is not used to fulfill other departmental requirements.
Psychology students may transfer up to four credits from summer or study-abroad programs towards the major.
www.bates.edu /PSYC-program.xml   (474 words)

 Department of Psychology - Graduate Studies
The biological component of the program emphasizes basic biological mechanisms of behavior and biological theories and treatments of behavioral and psychological disorders in children (e.g., attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, mental retardation, autism, depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders).
The school psychology component is a behaviorally and ecologically orientated program with a strong emphasis on practicum experience that trains students to develop interventions for behavioral and academic problems and prepares them for licensure in school psychology.
For the practitioner, the dual major seeks to provide the knowledge needed to assess critically biological theories and research, to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of pharmacologic interventions, and to enhance ability to communicate with parents, teachers, administrators, and medical personnel regarding biomedical aspects of behavioral disorders.
www.lsu.edu /psychology/graduate/specialty_biobehav.html   (325 words)

 MS State News: Professors offer guide to biological psychology
Klein is a professor and head of the university's psychology department; Thorne, a professor emeritus and the department's former graduate coordinator.
"Biological psychology is the study of the influences on behavior of biological systems, especially the nervous system," explained Klein.
Thorne, whose doctorate was completed at Louisiana State University, has focused his research in the areas of biological psychology, history of psychology and the teaching of psychology.
www.msstate.edu /web/media/detail.php?id=3579   (377 words)

 Illinois Psychology: Biological Division
Biological psychology is the behavioral neuroscience portion of the expanding field of neuroscience.
The members of the Biological Psychology division use neuroscience techniques mostly (but not exclusively) in animals to understand how the brain works to produce behavior.
Faculty laboratories are either in the Psychology Building or in the interdisciplinary Beckman Institute.
www.psych.uiuc.edu /divisions/biological.php   (550 words)

 Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Fourth Edition - Sinauer Associates, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Fourth Edition - Sinauer Associates, Inc.
Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Fourth Edition
Biological Psychology, Fifth Edition will publish in April 2007.
www.sinauer.com /detail.php?id=7544   (45 words)

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There are five area groups in the psychology department from which students may select for their major concentration: biological, clinical, developmental, cognitive and perceptual sciences, and social/personality.
The biological psychology area encompasses the subdisciplines of behavioral neuroscience and animal behavior.
Research in the developmental area group focuses on the interrelationships of biological and behavioral processes throughout the life span, and on the mechanisms and processes of change.
www.wisc.edu /grad/catalog/letsci/psycho.html   (2594 words)

Psychology involves the scientific study of behavior and its causes and the understanding of human and animal behavior in a variety of settings.
Psychology is studied both as a natural science, which stresses physical and biological causes of behavior, and as a social science, which stresses the effects of the social setting on human and animal behavior.
These six courses must meet the APA curriculum guidelines for “breadth of scientific psychology,” covering biological, affective-cognitive, and social aspects of behavior as determined by mutual agreement between the student and adviser.
www.washington.edu /students/gencat/academic/psychology.html   (2585 words)

 Psychology: Biological Psychopathology
Over the last 15 years, a revolution in the study of the biological bases of normal behavior and psychopathology has led to a dramatic shift in psychopathology research toward etiologic models with a neurobehavioral emphasis.
Most psychology departments, on the other hand, have continued to study psychopathology almost exclusively from psychosocial and cognitive perspectives.
The Department of Psychology at Minnesota is nearly unique in that it has included an emphasis on biological processes in its approach to the study of abnormal behavior having roots going back four decades when a behavioral genetics training program led the nation in studying the behavioral genetics of human psychopathology.
www.psych.umn.edu /areas/bp   (256 words)

 Biological psychology - Biological psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Include biopsychology, behavioral biological biological kalat psychology psychology neuroscience, and psychobiology.
Physiological psychology is another term often biological in perspective psychology used synonymously with biological 9th biological psychology psychology, though some authors would make physiological psychology a subfield of biological psychology, with an appropriately biological cd psychology w more narrow definition.
The distinguishing characteristic of a biological psychology experiment is that either the independent variable of the experiment is biological psychology rosenzweig biological, or some dependent variable is biological.
biological-psychology.onlinepsychology.us   (125 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Psychology: Biological   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emotion and Memory Systems Laboratory - Stephen Maren, Ph.D. - Fear, conditioned learning behavior, and the neurophysiology of the amygdala.
Institute of Biocognitive Psychology - Theory of biocognition views consciousness as inseparable fabric of mind, body, and culture of origin.
Society of Biological Psychiatry - Professional association supports research in medical psychiatry with humanitarian, emotional, psychological, and socio-cultural orientation.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Psychology/Biological   (119 words)

 Biological Psychology | College of the Holy Cross
The biological psychology concentration provides an opportunity for a limited number of biology and psychology students to pursue a coherent curriculum that emphasizes the biological basis of behavior.
Approximately eight-second year students (4 psychology majors and 4 biology majors) are accepted into the concentration each year.
Curriculum requirements for the concentration include an introductory course in both biology and psychology and four additional courses from a broad range of course offerings within the two departments.
www.holycross.edu /academics/biopsychology   (136 words)

 Psychology: Cognitive and Biological Psychology
You may choose any of the following as an emphasis in cognitive and biological psychology: affective neuroscience, animal learning, behavioral pharmacology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, human learning and memory, neuroimaging, psychoacoustics, psychobiology, and vision.
Students are drawn to our program by the interdisciplinary interests of professors in the cognitive and biological program and the prospect of working with top-notch faculty.
Cognitive and biological program faculty work closely with faculty in psychology programs and in related areas, such as behavior genetics, child development, computer science, neuroscience, educational psychology, the Center for Cognitive Sciences, management information systems, neurology, communication disorders, and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research.
www.psych.umn.edu /areas/cognitive/index.htm   (265 words)

 Department of Psychology - Undergaduate Psychology Major
Consultation with an advisor is particularly recommended for students who are planning to attend graduate school in psychology.
The B.A. degree in psychology consists of a minimum of 50 quarter hours and a maximum of 72 quarter hours, including at least four psychology courses at the 300 level or above.
All psychology majors are required to complete selected coursework in departments other than psychology.
www.psych.ohiou.edu /academics/psych_major.html   (471 words)

 American Psychological Society - Teaching Resources
Biological Basis of Psychology a first year course by Paul Kenyon of University of Plymouth, UK.
A collection of cognitive psychology and perception experiments that allow you to see your own data and if you ftp to their site you can collect class data and the entire data set.
Psychology in America This site covers psychology in America prior to James trying to show that James was not the first American Psychologist.
psych.hanover.edu /APS/teaching.html   (1643 words)

 PSYC2012 640: Biological Psychology 1 information page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In fact, understanding the language of biological psychology will be perhaps the greatest challenge of this course.
This course requires only one text, an introduction to the study of biological psychology.
I urge that your goal in this course be to learn about biological psychology, rather than obtain a particular grade.
webct.colorado.edu /public/PSYC2012640_B2   (1249 words)

 Psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Psychologyis a core social science; yet, it is rooted to the biological sciences and is the foundation for the cognitive sciences.
Health psychology is an applied branch of psychology that uses the scientific, educational, and professional contributions of the discipline of psychology to:
Our mission is to introduce you to knowledge in psychology and the social sciences, provide you with the skills to use this knowledge, and assist you in making scholarly contributions to this body of knowledge.
www.usip.edu /majors/psychology.shtml   (924 words)

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