Biological Perspectives

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Department
Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology
Course
APSY 2240
Professor
Julia Whitcavitch- Devoy
Semester
Spring

Description
Biological Perspectives • Humans as genes, brains and hormones • Behavioral genomics: the study of how genes affect behavior • Temperament: stable individual differences in emotional reactivity • Advantages ­ Emphasizes the tendencies and limits imposed by genetics, physical health, and bodily  endowment on personality ­ Acknowledges the effects of biological influences on the reactions of others and on the  environments that individuals choose ­ Can
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