Biological LOA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Areas of the human brain related to Behaviour

        Methods used to study the brain

                        AnnaRose Childress – Experimented with cravings and observed with PET scan

Bremner – MRI & PET in PTSD

Corkin - HM

Hans Breiter – Injected woman with Cocaine and observed using fMRI

 

        Localization

                        Lashley – In search for the Engram

                        Corkin – HM

                        AnnaRose Childress – Experimented with cravings and observed with PET scan

Bremner – MRI & PET in PTSD

Hans Breiter – Injected woman with Cocaine and observed using fMRI

 

        Neuroplasticity

                        Lashley – In search for the Engram

                        Rosenzwieg - More Experience = Bigger Brain

                        Merzenich - Somatosensory Plasticity

 

Neurotransmitters and their effect on Behaviour

 

       Neural transmission 

                        Neurons, Synapses, Action Potentials, and Neurotransmission

 

        Neurotransmitters

George Koob – Inserted probe and measured dopamine in rat’s brain

Caspi - Influence of Stress on Depression

Sapolsky – Stress and Depression

AnnaRose Childress – Experimented with cravings and observed with PET scan

Hans Breiter – Injected woman with Cocaine and observed using fMRI

 

        Neural networks

                        Neural networks consist of a series of interconnected neurons

                       

 

Hormones and Behaviour

 

Hormones

            Sapolsky – Why zebras don’t get ulcers – Chap 10 and Chap 2

Selye - General Adaptation Syndrome

Cannon - Fight or Flight

 

Pheromones

            Cutler - Pheromonal Influences

            Lundstrom - Phermones affect mood in women

 

Genetics and Behaviour

 

Nature of the gene

        Basic Genetics

 

Genetic similarities

            Bouchard - Genes Enviroment and Personality

Kendler - Twin Study on Depression

            Shuckit - genetic markers in alcoholism        

           

Gene regulation and gene expression

            Caspi - Influence of Stress on Depression

            Weaver - Epigenetic Programing by Mom

           

Factors that affect gene expression

            Caspi - Influence of Stress on Depression

            Weaver - Epigenetic Programing by Mom

 

Evolutionary explanations for behaviour

            Ohman and Mineka - The Malicious Serpent

            LoBue - Snake in the grass

            Cook and Mineka – Bio preparedness and fear of snakes

 

Survival of the fittest and natural selection

            General Knowledge

 

Animal Research in Understanding Human Behaviour

 

The value of animal models in psychology research.

Whether animal research can provide insight into human behaviour.

Ethical considerations in animal research.

 

Relevant to all the topics are:

 

The contribution of research methods used in the biological approach to understanding human behaviour

 

Ethical considerations in the investigation of the biological approach to understanding human behaviour.

 

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