STUDY GUIDE – THE BIOLOGICAL LEVEL OF ANALYSIS

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STUDY GUIDE – THE BIOLOGICAL LEVEL OF ANALYSIS

1.

Outline the principles that define the biological level of analysis and how they are demonstrated in research. Principle 1 (and description): Study for Principle 1: Principle 2 (and description): Study for Principle 2: Principle 3 (and description): Study for Principle 3:

2.

Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the biological level of analysis. Research Method 1 Description: Study for Research Method 1: Evaluation: Research Method 2 Description: Study for Research Method 2: Evaluation:

3.

Explain/examine one study related to the localization of function in the brain. Description of study: What was learned about localization of function: Evaluation of study: 4.

Examine one interaction between cognition and physiology in terms of behaviour. Description of interaction of factors: Study: Evaluation:

5.

Explain the effects of neurotransmission on human behaviour. Use more than one example. Description of neurotransmission: Neurotransmitter 1 description: Study: Evaluation: Neurotransmitter 2 description: Study: Evaluation:

6.

Explain, using examples, the function of two hormones on human behaviour. Definition of hormone: Hormone 1 Description: Study 1: Evaluation: Hormone 2 Description: Study 2: Evaluation:

7.

Discuss two effects of the environment on physiological processes. Effect 1: Study: Evaluation: Effect 2: Study: Evaluation:

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Discuss the use of brain imaging technologies in investigating the relationship between biological factors and behaviour. Description of why brain imaging is used: Technique 1 and description: Study: Evaluation: Technique 2 and description: Study: Evaluation:

9. Discuss with reference to relevant research studies, to what extent genetic inheritance influences behaviour. Study 1: Results: Evaluation: Study 2: Results: Evaluation:

10. Examine one evolutionary explanation of behaviour. Description of evolution: Behaviour with evolutionary significance: Study: Evaluation of evolutionary explanations of behaviour:

11. Discuss ethical considerations in research into genetic influences on behaviour. Summary of ethical considerations in genetic research: Study description: Evaluation (extent to which ethical considerations were followed/violated and implications for results):

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