Biological Psychology. ….explaining human behavior through biology. Remember from class our list of the “biological events” that might be involved in (i.e., might help explain) human behavior?. Genetic make-up—the genetic inheritance we receive from our biological parents
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….explaining human behavior through biology
e.g., information from our senses (PNS) are sent to the brain (e.g., the “sound” of a teacher asking a question in class) and our brain (CNS) sends messages to tell our skeletal muscles (PNS) what to do (e.g., raise your hand because you have something to say!)
As another example, consider the way that the spinal cord and the PNS work together in the spinal reflex arc by reviewing Fig. 3.7 on p. 48 of your textbook.
(You can use your book if you need help--& ask in class if you need more help!)
Your textbook reviews the lower-level brainstructures on pp. 52-57 of your textbook and the techniques that psychologists & other scientists use to study the brain on pages 54-55.
You should be make sure you ask if you have any questions about this information!THE BRAIN