Biological Psychology

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Biological Psychology Melissa Thompson University of Phoenix Biological Psychology When most hear the words biological/psychology, many tend to have trouble rapping their mind around it. Psychology is the study of behavior, so how does biology fit into this equation? Well we have to assume that our brain has influence or somehow effects are behavior. In order to prove or disprove this theory, we have to research the biology and psychology of both the brain and our behavior. So how do we do this, well first we have to understand the brain and how it functions, as humans we have roughly 100 billion nerve cells in the brain. This is an overwhelming amount to keep track of at one time but ever so important to researchers. Nerve…show more content…
The same with alcohol and drug addiction is it biological or an implication of a weak character? These are just a few of the question’s psychological biology theories hope to answer one day through reasearch. It is important to understand how the behavior and brain are connected. There are many alcoholics and homosexuals who would be eternally grateful to know for a fact that there disease is biologically based and it is not something they them selves have done wrong. So where do we go in the way of biopsychology? In each disorder the tramition of the neurons is disrupted, meaning that if researchers can narrow down where the disruption occurs, and when the effects of the mood beings References: Descartes, Rene, (1986) Descartes psychology by J. Cottingham, Cambridge: Cambridge Cottingham J. (1986) University Presshttp://fatimahye.muslimpad.com/2010/03/05/descartes-mindbody-dualism/ Cochran R. Barbra (2003-2010) what is Biological Psychology, http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-biological-psychology.htm . (2010). In Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Encyclopedia Britannica Online: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/458833/biological-psychology Hernandez Carrie Ann (2002-2010) what is Biological Psychology? http://www.helium.com/items/1415090-psychology-what-is-biological-psychology Breedlove S. Marc,
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