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Ch 2: Biological Bases of Behavior: Tutoring Solution

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The Biological Bases of Behavior chapter of this Introduction to Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the biological bases of behavior. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the essential information regarding the biological bases of behavior required in a typical introductory psychology course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Take a look at an overview of biological psychology.
  • Describe the function of neurons.
  • Discuss the role of neurotransmitters in the brain.
  • Understand the functions of the nervous system.
  • Name the different parts of the brain.
  • Define neuroplasticity.
  • Describe the role of the endocrine system.

14 Lessons in Chapter 2: Biological Bases of Behavior: Tutoring Solution
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Intro to Biological Psychology

1. Intro to Biological Psychology

What are the biological factors that affect our behavior? In this lesson, you'll take a look at biological psychology, which looks at the interplay between biological processes and mental states.

What is a Neuron? - Definition, Parts & Function

2. What is a Neuron? - Definition, Parts & Function

What are the parts of a neuron? You'll watch Neuron Garciaparra work up a sweat as he throws baseballs to demonstrate the structures and functions of the billions of neurons that reside in your body.

What is a Neurotransmitter? - Definition, Types, Function & Examples

3. What is a Neurotransmitter? - Definition, Types, Function & Examples

How do our bodies communicate with our brains and vice versa? In this video, you'll see how neurons and neurotransmitters can be likened to billions of tiny baseball players engaged in a non-stop game of catch.

Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral

4. Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral

What happens in your nervous system when you react to stimuli? Did you know that the brain is sometimes uninvolved with reflexes? Find out the answer to these questions, and more, in this lesson on the human nervous system.

Parts of the Brain

5. Parts of the Brain

Is there a way to easily remember the many parts of the brain? Don't be afraid of all these complex terms; this lesson outlines some easy and fun phrases to help you memorize the brain's anatomy. Let's take a look.

What is Neuroplasticity? - Definition & Examples

6. What is Neuroplasticity? - Definition & Examples

Is your brain preprogrammed and unchangeable or adaptive and malleable? As you watch this video, you'll explore how the brain, a more resilient and resourceful machine than any computer, responds to damage and new experiences.

Endocrine System Function & Hormone Regulation

7. Endocrine System Function & Hormone Regulation

Our hormones play a big part in how we feel and behave throughout the day. Hormones also affect important bodily functions. What other functions do our hormones regulate? Find out in this lesson on the endocrine system!

Chronic Illness: Definition, Effects & Management

8. Chronic Illness: Definition, Effects & Management

This lesson will provide a definition for chronic illnesses. Also, it will describe the effects of chronic illnesses and ways in which to properly manage these illnesses to live a better quality of life. A short quiz will follow.

Deoxyribose: Definition & Structure

9. Deoxyribose: Definition & Structure

This lesson covers the definition and structure of deoxyribose, a pentose sugar. Deoxyribose is crucial to the function of human DNA, which is found in all living organisms, like us!

Wernicke's Area: Function & Location

10. Wernicke's Area: Function & Location

Wernicke's area is an important part of the brain that is involved with helping us to understand spoken language. This lesson will cover where Wernicke's area is located in the brain, how it works, and a little bit about how it was discovered.

Psychobiology: Definition & History

11. Psychobiology: Definition & History

This lesson covers the definition and history of psychobiology, or the study of the way biological processes influence behavior. You will also learn some of the most important discoveries to influence psychobiology.

Response Latency: Definition & Examples

12. Response Latency: Definition & Examples

In this lesson you'll learn the definition of response latency and the implications that it has for social and cognitive psychology. You'll be given examples to better understand how response latency is used as a measurement tool in research.

Flashbulb Memory in Psychology: Definition & Examples

13. Flashbulb Memory in Psychology: Definition & Examples

Flashbulb memories are burned into your brain when you learn of traumatic happenings, but are they really as accurate as they seem? In this lesson, you will learn what shapes a flashbulb memory and explore some examples from the real world.

Hippocrates: Biography, Facts & Quotes

14. Hippocrates: Biography, Facts & Quotes

This lesson provides a biographical sketch of Hippocrates, a physician born in Ancient Greece. It covers major facts about his life and work, with a focus on his contribution to the study of medicine.

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