Learning objectives

  1. Outline principles that define the biological level of analysis - for example: Behaviour can be inherited; Animal research may inform our understanding of human behaviour; Behaviour is the product of the interaction of our physiology and the environment.

  2. Explain how principles that define the biological level of analysis may be demonstrated in research.

  3. Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the biological level of analysis.

  4. Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies at the biological level of analysis.

  5. Explain one study related to localization of function.

  6. Explain effects of neurotransmission on human behaviour.

  7. Explain functions of two hormones in human behaviour.

  8. Discuss two effects of the environment on physiological processes.

  9. Examine one interaction between cognition and physiology in terms of behaviour.

  10. Discuss the use of brain imaging technologies in investigation the relationship between biological factors and behaviour.

  11. To what extent does genetic inheritance influence behaviour?

  12. Examine one evolutionary explanation of behaviour.

  13. Discuss ethical considerations in research into genetic influences of behaviour.

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