Physiological Psychology: Definition & Principles


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Physiological psychologists normally use _____ when doing research.

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1. In the reductionist approach to research, you _____.

2. Physiological psychology-based research is often done on animals instead of people, because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An expert instructor made this quiz and worksheet to help test your understanding of physiological psychology. Important information you should focus on includes what physiological psychologists use in research and the reductionist approach to research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • What happens during the reductionist approach to research
  • Components of research used by physiological psychologists
  • Basis of consciousness with physiological psychology
  • A reason why physiological psychology research is done on animals
  • What can happen to the brain since it can't make a distinction between natural and artificial signals

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on physiological psychology
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the physiological psychology view of consciousness
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the reason why physiological psychology research isn't performed on humans

Additional Learning

Learn more about physiological psychology by working through the lesson called Physiological Psychology: Definition & Principles. The lesson features the following objectives:

  • Explore the meaning of physiological psychology
  • Identify what generalization is and how it relates to this branch of psychology
  • Become familiar with examples of the reductionist approach