The Biological Approach

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What is the biological approach?
Views humans as biological organisms, provides biological explanations for psychological functioning
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What do genes do?
Carry instructions of a characteristic from one gene to the next one
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What is heredity?
Passing of characteristics from one generation to the next
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Difference between genotype and phenotype?
Genetic code is written in the DNA, and the phenotype is the physical arty of how it is presented
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What systems are part of the nervous system?
The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system consists of the somatic and autonomic nervous systems
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Explain the brain
Cerebrum is 85%, divided into 2 hemispheres and then divided into 4 lobes
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What do neurotransmitters do?
Enable nerve impulses to cross the synapse
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What do hormones do?
Produced by endocrine cells and stimulate target cells
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What has evolution got to do with this?
Natural selection due to Charles Darwin's theory of things being adapted to an environment over time
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EVALUATION: Strength/Limitation
Scientific/ignores possibility of cultural approaches
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