Unit 3: The Biology of Psychology
Early psychologists considered the brain a "black box" that controlled certain processes, though they did not know how to identify these processes or how the brain controlled them. This is no longer the case; nowadays, scientists insist that the psychological mind and physiological body are fully integrated with one another. As such, in the past few years, no subject has become more relevant to psychology than neuroscience, or the study of the structure and function of the brain. Today, knowledge of the biological origins of our psychological states is integral to the study of psychology. In this unit, we will review the basic biological and neurological structures that psychologists associate with human thought processes and behaviors.
Completing this unit should take approximately 6 hours.