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Ch 20: MTTC Psychology: Biological Bases of Behavior

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The lessons in this chapter will help you review the biological bases of behavior in preparation for the MTTC Psychology Exam. Video lessons and self-assessment quizzes are some of the chapter's resources.

MTTC Psychology: Biological Bases of Behavior

You can use the lessons in this chapter to review neurological and other physiological systems that form the biological bases of behavior that you will be tested on during the MTTC Psychology Exam. The video lessons cover the following topics:

  • Biological psychology
  • Neurons and neurotransmitters
  • Structures of the brain
  • Neuroplasticity and the nervous system
  • The endocrine system

Our experienced instructors refresh your memory of the brain and its functions as well as the endocrine system, highlighting the important information. Go through each of the interactive lessons at a pace that is right for you as you prepare for the exam.

Objectives of the MTTC Psychology: Biological Bases of Behavior Chapter

The MTTC Psychology Exam evaluates your knowledge and understanding of all the important psychological concepts, theories, and research findings. You will need to earn a passing score of 220 on the exam to be licensed as a teacher in the state of Michigan. The topics in this Biological Bases of Behavior chapter correspond to some of the questions on the Behavior portion of the test, which makes up 29% of the score. By completing the self-assessment quizzes that come with each lesson you can check on your level of mastery of the material and gain exposure to the types of questions that will appear on the actual exam.

The MTTC Psychology exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions presented in paper-and-pencil and computerized formats. It is administered several times each year. You will be asked to read a passage or question and it will be followed by several possible answers.

7 Lessons in Chapter 20: MTTC Psychology: Biological Bases of Behavior
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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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