Biological Level of Analysis: Learning Outcomes

Remember that the following learning outcomes form the basis of your exam questions. (In brackets I have indicated those that are likely to be SAQs, ERQs or both)

Physiology and Behaviour

Using one or more examples, explain effects of neurotransmission on human behaviour. (SAQ)

Explain one study related to localization of function in the brain. (SAQ)

Using one or more examples, explain functions of two hormones in human behaviour. (SAQ)

Discuss two effects of the environment on physiological processes. (SAQ/ERQ)

Examine one interaction between cognition and physiology in terms of behaviour. Evaluate two relevant studies. (SAQ/ERQ)

Discuss the use of brain imaging technologies in investigating the relationship between biological factors and behaviour.(SAQ/ERQ)

 

Genetics and Behaviour

Examine one evolutionary explanation of behaviour. (SAQ/ERQ)

With reference to relevant research studies, to what extent does genetic inheritance influence behaviour? (ERQ)

Discuss ethical considerations in research into genetic influences on behavior. (SAQ/ERQ)

 

General Learning Outcomes

Outline the principles that define the biological level of analysis. (SAQ)

Explain how principles that define the biological level of analysis may be demonstrated in research. (SAQ)

Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the biological level of analysis. (SAQ/ERQ)

Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies at the biological level of analysis. (SAQ/ERQ)