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What is the assumption of the Physiological approach in Psychology
All that is psysiological- that is since the mind appears to reside in the brain, all thoughts, feelings and behavior ultimately have a physical/biological cause.
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Describe how the physiological approach could explain dreaming
Dement and Kleitman demonstrate that REM is associated with dreaming as they found a positive correlation between REM sleep and dream recall. There was also a relationship between eye movement and dream content. They suggest that dreaming is biologic
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Describe how the physiological approach could explain brain lateralisation
Sperry demonstrated that we have two brains and different hemispheres of the brain control different parts of the body. This is seen when...(split brain response). Hemispheres control language, emotion and different hemispheres control opposite sides
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Describe how the cogntive approach could explain navigation
This approach would explain navigation in terms of which parts of the brain are specialised in creating and storing mental maps. In miguires study it is the hippocampus.
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Outline one similarity and one difference between the dement and kleitman study and one other physiological approach study
One similarity between the dement and kleitman study and the maguire study is that they both use objective measures to gather their data. Dement and Kleitman (EEG'S and EOG'S). Miguire study (MRI)
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Outline one similarity and one difference between sperry study and one other physiological approach study.
One similarity betwen the Sperry and Maguire is that they both use natural quasi experiment. Sperry study (normal or had a split brain). Maguire study (taxi driver or non-taxi driver)
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What is the difference between Dement and Kleitman and Maguire
Dement and Kleitman used chorelasion.
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One difference between Sperry and Dement and Kleitman
Sperry used a natural quasi experiment.
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Strength of the physiological approach
The procedures (lab experiments and equipment (EEG, brian imaging) used in physiological psychology are scientific and provide objective evidence. Dement and Klietman (stage of sleep). This means that we are able to draw cause and effect conclusions
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Strength of the physiological approach
The findings from physiological research can be very useful to society. Can help biological effects on are behaviour. (SPERRY).Findings from research in physiological psychology can be used in medical world to understand illnesses and injury to brain
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Weaknesses of the physiological apporach
Many studies in physiological psychology use very contrived/unrealistic methodologies in laboratory settings (Dement and Klietman). Research into physiology psychology often lack ecological validity and is difficult to generalise to other setting.
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Weaknesses of the physiological apporach
A problem with physiological approach is that in many studies,cause and effect cant be inferred they use correlation. (Maguire). The study decreased validity they dont know cause/effect reason biological change is, resulting study being less useful.
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