PSYC 271 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Behavioral Neuroscience, Coolidge Effect, Dependent And Independent Variables

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Scientific study of the biology of behaviour: biological approach to psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour; all overt activities of the organism as well as the internal processes that are assumed to underlie them (ex. 1. 2 what is the relation between biopsychology and other disciplines in. Neuroscientists who bring to their research knowledge of behaviour and of the methods of behavioural research: apply it to the study of behaviour. 1. 3 what types of research characterize the biological approach. Mice and rats are the most common nonhuman subjects; also dogs, cats and primates. Differences between their brains are more quantitative than qualitative, thus info can still be clarified by studying nonhumans. Independent variable: difference between conditions: dependent variable: variable measured by the experimenter to assess the effect of the independent, any differences may have been caused by the independent, confounded variable: extraneous variable that correlates.

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