BiologicalPsych is a great topic because it’s all about how your body works to make you unique. It’s a complicated but fascinating process.
Most areas of psychology are organized around theorists (Freud, Skinner, etc.) but biopsych tends to ignore people and focus on brain regions and processes.
Biological Psychology is about you. In particular, how your body receives, processes and acts on information. We’ll look at sensation and perception (inputs), and movements and skills (outputs). We’ll also take a look at some of learning, memory, and cognition factors that happen between inputs and outputs.
The focus is on how things happen biologically. We will look at “why” only in terms of why things are processes in one part of the brain and not in another. We may raise questions that make you question your philosophy but we won’t answer them. I’d rather confuse you. 🙂
I’ve tried to limit the number of terms but they just pop up all on their own. Since it is so vocabulary-driven I’ve put together a Vocabulary Builder for my students but you might like it too. Some of the entries are fairly long, so it is more than a glossary and less than encyclopedia.
Here’s a link if you’re interested. Of course you can have your money back if you don’t like it.
If you find it hard to find all the terms you need to know, and search for what they mean, try this vocabulary builder. 62 pages plus cover.
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If you find something I didn’t include, email me and I’ll see about adding it.