Biological Psychology- Introduction

Biological Psychology is the branch of psychology that analyse how brain, neurotransmitters and other aspects of our biology influence behaviour, feelings and thoughts.

Biopsychology examines the topics such as how your eyes are able to inform your brain what you are reading

Biological psychology also known as Biopsychology, Psychobiology, Physiological Psychology and behavioural neuroscience. It is the application of the principles of the biology to study of mental processes and behaviour.

Biological Psychology as a scientific discipline emerged from the variety of scientific and Philosophical tradition in 18th and 19th century. ‘The Principles of Psychology’ (1890), William James argued that the scientific study of Psychology should be grounded in the understanding of biology.

William James, the father of Biological Psychology, he actually treated psychology as scientific science and recognized the importance of the brain for consciousness.

Reference: Biological Psychology by James W. Kalat

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