Physiological Psychology Overview

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  • Physiological Psychology
    • Assumption
      • beh. can be explained through physiological workings of body and brain
    • Studies
      • Maguire et al.
        • taxi drivers, non taxi drivers
          • hippocampi structural mass
      • Dement and Kleitman
        • REM sleep, eye movement, dreams
      • Sperry
        • split brain patients
          • function of diff. sides of brain
    • Strengths
      • Provided much evidence for chemical basis of beh.
      • Useful
        • Clinicians able to treat mental disorders with chemicals or surgery
    • Weaknesses
      • Reductionist
        • Doesn't take whole person into account
      • Findings may not show cause and effect


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