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Chapter 1

PSYC 275 Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Summary


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC-275
Professor
Smallings
Chapter
1

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Biopsychology as a Neuroscience
What Is Biopsychology?
What Is the Relation between Biopsychology and the Other Disciplines of Neuroscience?
What Types of Research Characterize the Biopsychological Approach?
Human and Nonhuman Subjects
Experiments and Nonexperiments
Pure and Applied Research
What Are the Divisions of Biopsychology?
Physiological Psychology
Psychopharmacology
Neuropsychology
The Case of Mr. R., the Brain-Damaged Student Who Switched to Architecture
Psychophysiology
Cognitive Neuroscience
Comparative Psychology
Converging Operations: How Do Biopsychologists Work Together?
Scientific Inference: How Do Biopsychologists Study the Unobservable Workings of the
Brain?
Critical Thinking about Biopsychological Claims
Case 1: José and the Bull
Case 2: Becky, Moniz, and Prefrontal Lobotomy
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