Early Examples of Physiological Psychology in History


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Physiological psychology is the study of the relationship between what two areas?

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1. Rene Descartes developed the idea of mind-body dualism, which states that _____.

2. Darwin's theory that specific behaviors serve specific purposes is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will quiz your understanding of early physiological psychology. Topics include an explanation of physiological psychology and Rene Descartes' idea of mind-body dualism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for these key subjects:

  • Theory from Darwin about specific behaviors
  • The theory of nerve energies
  • Natural selection

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define physiological psychology
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Darwin's theory about the purpose of specific human behaviors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the theory of natural selection and Descartes' philosophy of mind-body dualism

Additional Learning

Learn more about human behavior with the lesson entitled Early Examples of Physiological Psychology in History. These areas will be highlighted:

  • Famous document known as the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus
  • Early studies of the brain in human history
  • Aphasia