How Does Neuroscience Look at Behaviour?

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To understand behaviour is very important when it comes to psychology. Behaviour is what makes psychologist understand people. Behaviour is influenced by a variety of different factors (Grieve, Van Deventer, & Mojapelo-Batka, 2005). Some of these factors are within the individual as well as in the environment. People need to be examined by lots of perspectives, or on different levels so that psychologists are able to understand why people behave the way they do (Grieve et al., 2005). Different theories have different perspectives on looking at behaviour, generally known as approaches. This essay will be looking at the following: approaches of neuroscience, psychodynamics, behaviourism, and cognition. To compare the different perspectives of which psychologists use to examine behaviour as well as mental processes.
Neuroscience
Neuropsychology comes from two disciplines the one being from neurology has to do with the brain and the other to do with psychology (Swartz, de la Rey, Duncan, & Townsend, 2011). A neurologist describes the focus matter of neuropsychology as the mental functions of the brain. However a psychologist describes neuropsychology as the neurological basis of the mind (Swartz et al., 2011). A neuropsychologist looks at the relationships between the mind and the brain (Swartz et al., 2011).
How does neuroscience look at behaviour?
The human experience and behaviour cannot happen without bodily structures and functions) (Grieve et al., 2005). The biological
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