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Biopsychology Vision

Biopsychology Vision

Biopsychology Vision

I need help answering 4 questions, each question must be 200 words. Questions are attached along with pages from the textbook.

TEXTBOOK: Discovering behavioral neuroscience: An introduction to biological psychology 4th edition by Laura A. Freberg. Biopsychology Vision

The history of biological psychology is in many ways the history of technical advances. Which three technological advances do you think were the most significant and why?  Biopsychology Vision

Complete the following readings from your textbook: Freberg, L. (2019). Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, Inc.

Chapter 1: What is Behavioral Neuroscience

Chapter 3: Neurophysiology: The Structure and Functions of the Cells  of the Nervous System

In addition, read the following articles:

1. John B. Watson (1878-1958), on pages 18-19, contended that individuals were born with a blank slate. Watson stated, “Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I’ll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select—a doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief, and yes, even into beggarman and thief, regardless of his talents penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors. (Watson, 1925, p.10).

Given what you have read, is this an accurate depiction of human capabilities?

Do you believe this argument could lead to the practice of discrimination?

2. Cacioppo and Freberg (2013, p. 21-22) revealed that patients with schizophrenia were a population segment subjected to research without restrictions. How do these ethical and moral injustices support the need for regulation?

3. Cacioppo and Freberg (2013, pg. 33) stated “By merging our seven perspectives of mind, we stand a much better chance of tackling the remarkable problem of understanding the human mind”. Do you support an integrative approach? Why or why not?

4.In chapter three, Cacioppo and Freberg (2013) discussed nature and nurture. How did nature and nurture contribute to the mental development of the Romanian children (Cacioppo & Freberg, 2013, p. 10)?

An Alternative to Study Participation 1) As an alternative to participation in psychological studies, you may write two-page papers on topics relevant to your class. Each of these papers will count as one hour of participation in a study. You will need to submit four two-page papers in total. 2) Each paper must consist of two, double-spaced text pages (at least 600 words) and be on a topic related to some area of Psychology discussed in your particular Introductory course (in other words, not on a topic in an area of Psychology irrelevant to your class). Biopsychology Vision

If you choose to write more than one paper to complete the requirement, each must be on a different topic. 3) Each paper should discuss some finding, idea, or application of a relevant topic that goes beyond what was discussed in your readings and lecture. For example, you may write about a new finding discussed in the media that is relevant to a topic discussed in your class but was not directly mentioned either in lecture, discussion, or your readings.

4) It is important that you choose a reputable source for your paper topic – for example some professional magazine, newspaper, or online source – and not simply a discussion board or amateur blog. You are to list your source(s) at the bottom of your paper so that it can be verified. Your paper should be written completely in your own words and you are not to plagiarize in any way. If you have any questions about plagiarism, please refer to:

Use the Capella library and course readings to locate a minimum of five peer-reviewed journal articles on a topic of your choice, then analyze the research component of the articles. Biopsychology Vision

Biopsychology is the study of how the human brain and body work; specifically, how do the cells in our brain lead to our thoughts and actions? As you work on your assessment, an analysis of five articles, and think about a topic you want to choose for all your assessments, you’ll be introduced to the origins of biopsychology and genetic influence on behavior, while exploring why biopsychology creates ethical concerns. You’ll also explore the basic biology of the brain and the associated neurological systems.


To successfully complete a research project in the field, you’ll need to understand the research of the field, and to analyze and synthesize it. In this assessment you’ll take the first step by analyzing the research component of articles for a topic of your choice.


You will also be using these resources as part of your Literature Review assessment and to help support a proposed research study of your choosing for your Study Applications assessment. Note that the assessments in this course build on one another. It is a good idea to look ahead to the other assessments, and begin to think about a topic you might be interested in researching.

This is a good time to select articles for this assessment that will help support your ideas for the other assessments. Keep the same topic for your Theories and Ethics assessment, but choose different articles—this will ensure you start work on your Literature Review assessment with enough articles. Biopsychology Vision


For your Analysis of Articles assessment, use the Capella library and course readings to locate a minimum of five peer-reviewed journal articles (published within the last 10 years) that discuss a biological psychology topic of interest to you. Biological psychology is the study of biology integrated into the concepts of psychology.

For example, you might be interested in:

  • Neurobiology of ecstasy (MDMA) abuse.
  • Progression of reading ability in a child diagnosed with autism.
  • Effectiveness of a new drug to treat depression.

You are not limited to these topics but may choose one of these if you are interested. These are listed to help give you an idea of types of appropriate topics.

Use the following organization: Biopsychology Vision


  • Describe the topic of the paper.
  • Describe the search strategy you used to include: key words, library databases, and why you chose these.

For each article, provide the following:

  • The research method(s) used in the articles reviewed.
  • Key variables in the hypothesis or phenomena of interest.
  • Description of how the hypothesis was supported (or not) and how questions were answered (or not).
  • Determination and explanation of whether the study was (or was not) conducted safely and ethically by the authors.

Paper Requirements

  • Number of Resources: 5–7 peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Length: 3–5 pages.
  • Format: Formatted using the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX]. Use current APA style and formatting.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Biopsychology Vision

  • Competency 1: Analyze research methods used in the study of biological psychology.
    • Describe which of four research methods were used to analyze a chosen topic.
    • Identify key variables of existing research.
    • Describe how hypotheses were supported or not supported.
  • Competency 3: Apply scholarly research findings to topics in biological psychology.
    • Use appropriate information-gathering techniques to identify peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Competency 4: Apply theory and scholarly research findings to inform professional and personal ethics, values and behavior.
    • Analyze studies to determine whether or not they were conducted safely and ethically by the authors.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
    • Address assessment purpose in a well-organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences. Biopsychology Vision
    • Uses APA format and style with headings consistently and with few errors.