GSU GEOL 1122K - Study Guide Exam 1 (12 pages)

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Georgia State University
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Geol 1122k - Introductory Geosciences Ii

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Biopsychology Study Guide for Exam 1 Chapter 1 Biological Psychology Introduction LOOK AT SLIDES AGAIN What is biological psychology Combines biology and psychology Biology is the study of life Psychology is the study of the mind The study of the physiological evolutionary and developmental mechanisms of behavior and experience o A natural science The scientific method Generate a hypothesis Test the hypothesis If the hypothesis is supported test again o If the hypothesis is rejected generate a new hypothesis Holistic and reductionist approaches Holistic Holistic Looking at the whole picture Reductionist Reductionism reducing a phenomenon to its component parts The good allows a description of the mechanism underlying a phenomenon The bad may cause someone to lose the track of the big picture o Necessary for scientific progress Necessary to the establishment of evolution Tinbergen s four questions Behavioral research questions Physiological How are motor activities activated The chemistry of the body and its influence on behavior o Proximate mechanisms Describes here and now Ontogenetic How does an animal s behavior change throughout it s life Development o Proximate mechanisms Describes here and now Function How does a behavior promote survival and reproduction Adaption o Ultimate evolutionary mechanisms Describes why in geological time Phylogeny how does an animal s behavior compare with other species Origins of behavior o Ultimate evolutionary mechanisms Describes why in a geological time Chapter 2 Evolutionary Theory What is scientific theory A theory is a general principle supported by substantial evidence offered to provide an explanation of observed facts and as a basis for future discussions or investigations Not the same as the rigorous scientific definition Evolution Change over time Evidence form medicine genetics fossils and biogeography speaks to the reality of evolution Microevolution Short term changes within a population Has been observed



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