Biological Level Of Analysis. How does or physiology and genetics effect our behavior?. Development of Biological Perspective. 370 BC….Hippocrates and his 4 Humors. Two things really catapulted us to think that biology effected behavior…. 1848 Phineas Gage. 1859
Biological Level Of Analysis
How does or physiology and genetics effect our behavior?
Charles Darwin wrote “On the Origin of Species”
Idea that all species developed over time with the idea that “behavior is adaptive”.
Principles of BLA
Links have been found between psychological events and physiological activities in 3 main areas
Based on work of Darwin
Traits are passed on from generation to generation.
Especially those that help ensure our survival.
In twin studies, researches focus on something called a concordance rate…
Fraternal Twins: 15%
Identical Twins: 50%
Although localization of function does occur…