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What is introspection and who proposed the idea?

The examination of ones own thought processes

WUNDT

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What are the approaches

Different viewpoints of behaviour

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What are the core assumptions of the biological approach

Behaviour affected by
Genetics
The CNS
chemo of body ( hormones)

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What are hormones

Chemicals secreted by the endocrine system into the blood and other bodily fluids

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What's a genotype?

Individuals genetic make up

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What's a phenotype

Characteristics as a result of environment

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What's the link between evolution and behaviour

Adaptiveness
If characteristic means survival or reproduction the gene is passed on and mutation is adaptive

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What are biological structures

Body is a collection of systems

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What's are the two areas of the nervous system

Central
Peripheral

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What is the CNS

Brain and spinal cord
Transfers messages to and from the environment
Most actions and reactions generated from here

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What is the peripheral nervous system

Accompanying system of CNS
Sends and receives info to CNS

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What is the neutron

Nerve cell which transfers info between nervous systems

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What's the endocrine system

Maintains levels of hormones in blood by using glands in the body

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What is neurochemistry

Chemical neurotransmitters which affect behaviour

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Evaluation points of the biological approach

Scientific methods are objective
Nature perspective (genetics)
Too simplistic do not do complexity of human behaviour justice