Origins of Psychology and Research Methods

Complete the Material: Origins of Psychology and Research Methods Worksheet.
Studying the functions and elements of the brain is essential to understanding human behavior. Watch the CyberPsych animation, “The Brain,” to research the brain in more depth. To access the animation, do the following:

Open WileyPlus by clicking on the link on the student website.
Select Chapter Two.
Click Animation: The Brain.

After watching the animation, use it and your textbook to answer the following questions:

Why do psychologists study twins? Why do psychologists study children who have been adopted? What can be learned from these types of studies?

What are the functions of neurotransmitters and hormones? How do they influence the brain and behavior?

What is neuroplasticity?