Research Methods & The Scientific Method
What is a behavior?
An everyday habit that can be observed and sometimes calculated
What is a variable? What are some variables of interest for Biopsychology?
o Anything that has the ability to change (i.e. time, behavior, attitude)
What is the scientific method?
o Empirical evidence
How does this compare to use of reason/logic?
Why is this method necessary for Psychobiology?
o No ultimate truth
Monism (reducing all processes, structures, and concepts to a single principle)
Human v. Non-Human Subjec