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By James W. Kalat

Dr. James W. Kalat's organic PSYCHOLOGY is general for strong cause: an exceptionally excessive point of scholarship, a transparent writing variety with a laugh anecdotes, and detailed examples. Kalat's objectives are to make organic psychology obtainable and to show the thrill of the quest for organic motives of habit, and he grants. up to date with new themes, examples, and up to date learn findings, the recent version maintains this book's culture of caliber.

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C. People evolved an ability to recognize faces because that ability is essential for cooperative social behaviors. 3. Of the following, which is a reason favoring the use of animals in biological psychology research aimed at solving human problems? a. Nonhuman animals engage in all the same behavc. The nervous system of nonhuman animals resemiors as humans. bles that of humans in many ways. b. One human differs from another, but nonhumans are nearly the same as one another. c. Interference with animal research should be held to a minimum.

Biological psychologists address four types of questions about any behavior. Physiological: How does it relate to the physiology of the brain and other organs? Ontogenetic: How does it develop within the individual? Evolutionary: How did the capacity for the behavior evolve? Functional: Why did the capacity for this behavior evolve? ) 6 4. Many careers relate to biological psychology, including various research fields, certain medical specialties, and counseling and psychotherapy. 8 5. Researchers study animals because the mechanisms are sometimes easier to study in nonhumans, because they are interested in animal behavior for its own sake, because they want to understand the evolution of behavior, and because certain kinds of experiments are difficult or impossible with humans.

However, given that your body is made of water and carbon compounds instead of copper wire, the strength of the impulse would decay rapidly as it traveled. A touch on your shoulder would feel stronger than a touch on your abdomen. Short people would feel their toes more strongly than tall people could—if either could feel their toes at all. The way your axons actually function avoids these problems. Instead of conducting an electrical impulse, the axon regenerates an impulse at each point. Imagine a long line of people holding hands.

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