Ch 10: Biological Basis of Behavior

About This Chapter

In this overview of biological bases of behavior, you will review adjustment mechanisms, neural impulses, and the human nervous system. The short lessons in this chapter can be a valuable tool to use when preparing for a test or working on class assignments.

Biological Basis of Behavior - Chapter Summary

In these lessons on biological reasons for behavior, you will review receptor processes and sensory mechanisms. Your understanding of sensory coding will improve while studying these lessons. By the end of the chapter, you should feel confident and prepared to:

  • Explain how we interpret information from the world around us
  • Discuss how information is sent from sensory receptors to the brain
  • Provide examples of negative feedback in biology
  • Recall different types of adjustment mechanisms
  • Explain the origin of neural impulses
  • List parts and functions of the human nervous system

These engaging lessons can help you easily understand the topics presented. You can study all the lessons in order, or just review the topics of your choosing. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson, which will help to measure how much you have learned.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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