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Question: What does an understanding of biological processes offer to psychological explanations? Support your argument with research evidence from Chapter 4 and/or Chapter 5 of Book 1.

Answer: The study of psychology draws on knowledge from different scientific disciplines. One of them is biology. Biological structures and explanations are used...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1090
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2840

Question: Article review - Do we have free Will?

Concisely describe the main arguments and evidence presented by the paper Benjamin Libet ‘Do We Have Free Will?’ Libet (1999)

1. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments and evidence presented by the paper.

2. Summarise the ways in which the paper may contribute to a broad understanding of the nature of human consciousness and/or mental issues.

Answer: To address the controversial free will vs. Determinism debate, Libet (1999) took an experimental approach to investigate whether we have independence in...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 1192
  • Date submitted: June 13, 2013
  • Date written: November, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4853

Question: Are there ‘Higher-order’ and ‘Lower-order’ functions in the human brain?

Answer: There are many considerations to take into account when discussing higher-order and lower-order functions of the human brain. It is an issue...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 1994
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2971

Question: What does an understanding of biological processes offer to psychological explanations? Support your argument with examples and research.

Answer: To understand psychological disorders, such as depression or those caused by brain injury, we need to consider their cause. The reductionist approach...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 1112
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2842

Question: ‘The two cerebral hemispheres of the brain are identical.’ Discuss.

Answer: The human brain is made up of a number of very complex parts that can be broadly divided into the left and...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 1959
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2903

Question: Foundations of psychology - Critically assess the value of behaviourism as a psychological approach?

Answer: In his essay I will provide information related to the assessment criteria. I will demonstrate my understanding of behaviourism from a psychological...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 62%
  • Words: 1681
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2838

Question: SD226 TMA 02
Question 1 a,b,c,d,e
Question 2
Question 3 a) Abstract b) Introduction c) Results d) Discussion

Answer: Question 2 The nervous system has a precise and consistent nerve pathway in most people, nerves from the nasal retina cross the...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1677
  • Date submitted: March 15, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4591

Question: How useful is the biological perspective when analysing the impact of the environment on human development?

Answer: The nature nurture debate involves the roles of genes i.e. heredity and environment, and the way people think behave or think in...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1594
  • Date submitted: June 25, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4174

Question: Discuss the similarities in cognitive performance between patients with frontal lesions and
older adults as described by West (1996).

Answer: As the proportion of older people in the world’s population continues to escalate, cognitive psychologists cannot deny the importance of better understanding...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2655
  • Date submitted: December 27, 2010
  • Date written: March, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3584

Question: Describe the methods scientists have used to investigate how the brain works. Give examples of how studying the brain has helped us understand the relationship between brain activity and behaviour.

Answer: Biological psychology, or biopsychology, is the perspective concerned with the link between behaviour and the body, particularly the brain. Biological psychologists measure...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1100
  • Date submitted: May 07, 2010
  • Date written: January, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3029

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