6. Biological Psychology is the study of biological bases of psychological processes and behavior. Historical development of biological psychology, is explained by the fact that humans as well as animals can change according to environment, this is important in order to understand just how biology and psychology go together. This is an understanding that dates back to the ancient Greeks. Plato was the one that proposed that it was the brain that was indeed the organ of all reasoning.
Biological psychology is the study of the biological or physical components of the brain and how these components influence Human psychology. Biological psychology aims to understand, make connections and influence human psychology by controlling or examining physical counterparts within the brain. 2. What is the historical development of biological psychology? Starting in the 20th century bio psychology arose as a notable discipline.
1. What is biological psychology? “Biopsychology is the scientific study of the biology of behavior. Some refer to this field as psychobiology, behavioral biology, or behavioral neuroscience; but I prefer the term biopsychology because it denotes a biological approach to the study of psychology rather than a psychological approach to the study of biology: Psychology commands center stage in this text. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior—the scientific study of all overt activities of the organism as well as all the internal processes that are presumed to underlie them (e.g., learning, memory, motivation, perception, and emotion)” (Pinel, 2009).
Biological psychology is based on the psychological and neurological factors of what the brain is containing. Figuring out a certain brain reason for its behaviors either it me normal or mentally challenged, also known as a chemical imbalance in the brain for a person not to function correctly like a normal brain would. The studies that play in to this is behavioral, genetics and much more. 2. What is the historical development of biological psychology?
Bio-psychologists believe that behaviour is hereditary and carried in the genes. The brain and nervous system are integral to this approach and the chemicals in our bodies such as the neurotransmitters and hormones have a large impact on our behaviour. This can be traced back to the genes and DNA as this is where the chemicals are produced. This approach believes that too much or too little of these chemicals can cause mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia. 1 – The Biological approach treats mental illnesses as any other illness by labelling it, normally by using the DSM IV or ICD 10 then using drugs to treat the illness (or psychosurgery).
-The interplay between heredity, biology, and the social environment provides the nexus for any realistic consideration of crime causation. • 2. What biological factors does this lesson suggest might substantially influence human aggression? -Like Charles Darwin in the nineteenth century, Konrad Lorenz in the twentieth century proposed that aggression is found throughout the animal kingdom and is also inherent in human beings. -Lorenz also claimed that instinct provides motivation and direction to human thought, and that humans value
Evaluate the extent to which Freud’s theory of psychosexual development can help us to understand a client’s presenting issues A psychodynamic approach is one which tries to explain what drives or motivates development. Many psychological explanations aim to identify what causes behaviour, but this approach looks at the dynamics of the cause. The best known psychodynamic approach is Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory. He suggested that we are driven to satisfy biological urges and these motives cause us to interact with our environment in certain ways. This means early experiences play a critical role in our lives.
Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care Task 2 In this task I am going to explain different psychological approaches to health care will also be explaining the different psychological approaches to social care. Secondly I am going to explain how practitioners are able to apply the approaches to health and social care practice. Finally I am going to evaluate the usefulness of the psychological approaches to health and social care practice. Biological Perspective The biological perspective is a method of psychology that views our genes to be the main cause of why we behave in the manner we do and explains it is the cause of abnormal behaviour. This perspective is mostly used by biological psychologists and they try to associate behaviour the roles nervous system and the brain.
Believe that people naturally seek out patterns in sensory information available to them. * Know the seven modern perspectives of psychology. Biophysiological perspective: perspective that attributes human and animal behavior to biological events occuring in the body, such as genetic influences, hormones and activity of the nervous system Sociocultural persepective: persective that focuses on the relationship between social behavior and culture. Cognitive perspective: focuses on mental processes such as memory, intelligence, learning, problem soliving and
This theory on personality was based upon biological explanations whereby he believed that individual’s personality traits were caused by a persons biological and genetic make-up (cited in Butt, 2012). Trait theorists are concerned with the