Biological Psychology

1169 Words Dec 23rd, 2010 5 Pages
Biological Psychology
Kirstyn Mixa
PSY/340
November 19, 2010
Brigitte Crowell

Biological Psychology As a study, psychology has many branches within itself. Each thought of psychology throughout history has brought about another school of psychology. Psychology or philosophy enthusiasts and scholars alike have taken interests in not only understanding the themes of psychology but have contributed to the creation of another branch. So, of course, somewhere along the line was the dawning of a new era of psychology: biological psychology. In the following composition the reader will learn the meaning of biological psychology and its significance, history of this branch, pioneers of the sect, relationships bio-psy has with other
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He also presented a theory to the world of psychology concerning the id, ego, and superego. This theory illustrates clearly how the brain is related to a person’s behavior.
Relationships Associated with Biological Psychology The first relationships held with this school of psychology that come to mind are behavioral psychology and cognitive psychology. Focusing solely on behavior was a result of the school of behavioral neuroscience. Behaviorism and cognitive psychology were being studied almost simultaneously; some say cognitive psychology was a result of denying the theories associated with behaviorism while others claim behavioral psychology was a result of the studies of cog-psy. John B. Watson, the founder of behaviorism, stated that there must be physical/external evidence for an investigation to hold validity, (Wolman, B. B. 1989). The term behavioral psychology seems deceiving since biological psychology is also known as behavioral neuroscience and the views of these two schools contradict each other on many occasions. Cognitive psychology rejected behaviorism and brought back many of the theories associated with biopsychology. Unlike behaviorism and similar to biopsychology, cog-psy does not need physical evidence in order to be considered valid. Cognitive psychology and biopsychology share the use of neuroscience and the concentration of actions and reactions of the human body.
Assumptions of a Biological Approach to Psychology
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