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Biological LOA Principles


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Bio LOA Principles

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Biological LOA Principles

  1. 1. The Principles of Biological LoA
  2. 2. Today’s Objective Content Objective  I can identify the three main principles that define the Biological LoA Language Objective  I can define Reductionism
  3. 3. I.B. Learning Outcomes  B1- Outline principles that define the biological level of analysis  B2- Explain how principles that define the biological level of analysis may be demonstrated in research
  4. 4. Biological Level of Analysis Warm-Up  Two twins are separated at birth but discover each other at the mall 20 years later. It turns out that they both are skilled at soccer, hate bananas, are studying to become nurses, and have a fear of lightning. How can you explain this?
  5. 5. Principle 1: Reductionism  Complex behaviors can be explained based on biological functions.
  6. 6. Principle 2: Animal Research  The behavior of animals help teach us about Human Behavior.
  7. 7. Principle 3: Genetics  Human behavior is, to some extent, genetically based.
  8. 8. The Teenage Brain  Tell your teenage brain story to your pod.  Explain how your story relates to the physiological development of the teenage brain.  Essential Question: To what extent can the “teenage moments” be explained by the neurological functions of the individual? What other factors may be impacting their behavior?