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Chapter 1: Biological level of analysis


1. Outline principles that define the biological level of analysis

2 Explain how principles that define the biological level of analysis may be demonstrated in research

3 Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the biological level of analysis

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10 Discuss the use of technology in investigating cognitive processes

11 To what extent do cognitive and biological factors interact in emotion

12 Evaluate one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process




Chapter 3: Sociocultural level of analysis
1 Outline principles that define the sociocultural level of analysis…

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6b Describe symptoms and prevalence of one disorder (Bulimia)

7a Analyse etiologies of one disorder ( Depression)

8 Analyse etiologies of one disorder (Bulimia)

9 Examine biomedical, individual and group approaches to treatment.

10 Evaluate the use of biomedical, individual and group approaches to the treatment of one disorder

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the Biological level of
analysis




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1.Outline principles that define the biological level of analysis
2.Explain how these principles can be demonstrated in research


1. All behavior has a physiological basis

The biological level of analysis focuses on the many physiological factors that play a role in behaviour ­ brain
processes, neurotransmitters, hormones and genes. Biological…

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This leads to the conclusion that the similarities between twins are due to genes, not environment, since the
differences between twins reared apart must mainly be due to the environment

Grove et al ( 1990) studied 32 sets of MZ twins who were separated and raised apart shortly after birth.…

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4. Animal studies provide insight into human behaviour

About 7-8% of psychological research involves the use of animals. Although
the range of species that have been used in various studies in psychology is
broad, 90% of the animals used have been rodents and birds, principally rats,
mice, and pigeons. Only…

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3. Discuss how and why particular research methods are used
at the Biological level of analysis


Typical Explanation / example Evaluation
research
method

Lab As we share an earlier common ancestry and physiology There is significant
experiments with many species eg. primates it is valid to make controversy about the…

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