PSYC 110 Psychological Research Biological Foundations

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PSYC 110 Psychological Research Biological Foundations
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PSYC 110 Psychological Research Biological Foundations

PSYC 110 Psychological Research Biological Foundations

Psychological Research and Biological Foundations Week 1

All Students Posts 114 Pages 

The text gives seven major perspectives in modern psychology. These perspectives are based on observations of how people think, feel, and act. Select a perspective that you think best explains human behavior and evaluate it for strengths and weaknesses.

This week we will be focusing our attention on and discussing the following Terminal Course Objectives (TCO’s) as they relate to the Science of Psychology: (1) Psychology’s Four Main Goals; (2) Major Perspectives In Psychology; (3) Scientific Method; (4) Research Methods; and (5) Ethics in Psychology (Ciccarelli & White, 2015).

TCO 1 (Given a contemporary research question or issue in the social sciences, such as the question of whether obesity can be linked to mood and anxiety disorders, assess the key theoretical perspectives related to the problem or issue and select the perspectives that best address the problem or issue)

TCO 2 (Given an intellectual, scientific research question that investigates human behavior and mental processes, apply the empirical approach of the social sciences in order to define, analyze, and formulate answers that may support various solutions to the problem)

To get us started, let’s consider and respond to the following questions (also shown above):

Psychological Research – 63 Pages

An ongoing debate continues on the influence of nature and nurture on human behavior. If you had to argue that either genetics (nature) or environment (nurture) has the greater impact on human development, which would you pick and why?

This week we have two graded topic areas. In this second threaded discussion area we will review the Biological Perspective (Ciccarelli & White, 2015) as it relates to Terminal Course Objective 3:

TCO 3 (Given any case involving possible biological causes for someone’s behavior, such as a substance abuse problem, brain injury, or unusual behavior, analyze the biological foundations of behavior and provide physiological explanations for changes in the person’s behavior, emotions, perceptions, and thoughts)

Let’s begin by responding to the following questions (also listed above):

An on-going debate continues on the influence of nature and nurture on human behavior. If you had to argue that either genetics (nature) or environment (nurture) has the greater impact on human development, which would you pick, and why?