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Ch 8: GRE Psychology: Physiological/Behavioral Neuroscience

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Review the elements of physiological and behavioral neuroscience as you study for the GRE Psychology exam. Video lessons and quizzes incorporate all the elements of neurobiological psychology in a simple and clear manner.

GRE Psychology: Physiological and Behavioral Neuroscience - Chapter Summary

Master the concepts of physiological and behavioral neuroscience before taking the GRE Psychology test with the engaging and effective lessons in this chapter. These short video lessons cover the neuroanatomy and physiology of the brain and nervous system in a way that makes learning fun. Lessons in this chapter cover:

  • Biological psychology: an introduction
  • Neurons and neurotransmitters
  • The components of the nervous system
  • The structure of the brain
  • Neuroplasticity and the endocrine system

The lessons in this chapter review all aspects of physiological and behavioral neuroscience with practice questions and quizzes that can test your comprehension of the various topics. Each component is broken down into easy-to-digest video lessons to make sure you understand all the elements of physiological and behavioral neuroscience and how they interact.

GRE Psychology Physiological and Behavioral Neuroscience Chapter Objectives

The GRE Psychology assessment is an upper-level exam used to determine your readiness to undertake graduate-level study in psychology. It consists of 205 multiple-choice questions, of which approximately 12-14% are on physiological and behavioral neuroscience. Our lessons on physiological and behavioral neuroscience cover all of the topics you'll be tested on in the GRE Psychology exam. Some of the objectives of these lessons include:

  • The anatomy of physiology of neurons
  • Types of neurotransmitters and how they function
  • Components of the nervous system
  • Parts of the brain and their functions
  • The concept of neuroplasticity
  • The endocrine and its connection to the nervous system

The physiological and behavioral neuroscience portion of the GRE Psychology is a sizable component of the exam. Each question will present several possible answers, of which only one is correct.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: GRE Psychology: Physiological/Behavioral Neuroscience
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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!

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