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Psychology, Physiology and Genetics - Chapter Summary
Is there a genetic component to intelligence and personality? Is there a genetic influence on psychological disorders? You can expect to learn more about these types of issues when you refer to this detailed chapter. You'll also find lessons devoted to physiological psychology. After you complete your study of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define and list the principles of physiological psychology
- Discuss physiological causes of mental illnesses
- Describe the interaction between genetics and the environment in relation to human development
- Explain the influence of genes on intellect
- Relate how DNA has an influence on one's temperament
- Talk about the impact of genetics on psychological disorders
This chapter offers a quick and effective way to expand your knowledge of these topics through 5-10 minute video lessons that you can access at all times, from any device. You also have the option to print lesson transcripts to create quick-reference materials. Use self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to determine whether you fully understand all topics or to identify which areas you need to further review.
1. Physiological Psychology: Definition & Principles
There are many ways to study human behavior, and one very practical one is to watch the ways that physiological events affect behavior. In this lesson, we'll define and explore aspects of physiological psychology.
2. Physiological Causes & Explanations for Mental Illness
There are many factors that can affect a person's mental health, including physiological issues. In this lesson, we'll look at three major physical causes of psychological problems: infection, malnutrition, and metal poisoning.
3. How Genetics and the Environment Interact in Human Development
Everyone is different. But what makes a person unique? In this lesson, we'll examine the way genes and the environment affect who a person is, including looking at the nature vs. nurture debate and looking at how nature and nurture influence one another.
4. Is Intelligence Genetic? - Genes' Influence on Intellectual Abilities
What is the role of heritability in determining our intellectual abilities? Is intelligence genetic? Explore what part our genes play and find answers to these questions in the following lesson.
5. Is Personality Genetic? - DNA's Influence on Temperament
How do genetics impact a person's temperament and personality? This lesson will introduce the world of behavioral genetics and help you understand the role our genes play in determining who we are and how we act.
6. Genetic Influence on Psychological Disorders
Do genetics play a role in psychological disorders such as schizophrenia? What do we know about any genetic links? Does environment matter? Find the answers to these questions and more in this video lesson.
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Other chapters within the CLEP Introductory Psychology Exam: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- History & Fundamental Theories of Psychology
- Intro to Approaches to Psychology
- Biological Bases of Behavior for Psychology
- Importance of Sensation and Perception
- States of Consciousness in Psychology
- Introduction to Learning in Psychology
- Cognition Theories & Processes
- Motivation & Emotion Theories in Psychology
- Developmental Psychology Theories & Stages
- Overview of Personality in Psychology
- Social Psychology Concepts & Theories
- Types of Psychological Disorders
- Types of Psychological Treatments
- Ethics & Research in Psychology
- Statistics & Research for Psychology
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