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The physiological aspects of psychology

  1. 1. The Physiological Aspects Of Psychology<br />
  2. 2. Students deciding to take an Intro to Psychology course do so for any number of reasons.<br />
  3. 3. They are either interested in why people behave the way they do, or they want to help people with psychological problems.<br />
  4. 4. In either scenario, this field is a fascinating one.<br />
  5. 5. Students will also learn the differences between general psychology and physiological psychology.<br />
  6. 6. With the introductory course, students will learn about the history of the field of psychology.<br />
  7. 7. It will also uncover the subjects that are of the utmost concern to psychologists.<br />
  8. 8. These include the biological make-up of humans, how humans experience the world around them, and how the body's mechanisms work together to influence human behavior.<br />
  9. 9. Psychology courses help students understand how the brain works, how the nervous system functions, and what part heredity plays in all of it.<br />
  10. 10. Students will also learn about the five senses and what part each one has in conjunction with how we take in the world around us.<br />
  11. 11. Psychology Courses<br />
  12. 12. Other areas covered in the courses deal with our perception, memory, awareness, and conditioning and learning.<br />
  13. 13. Students will learn which areas of the brain enable us to be aware of our surroundings and how outside influences affect learning and condition us in certain ways.<br />
  14. 14. They will also understand what part of the brain is responsible for holding our memories, and how the brain stores those memories.<br />
  15. 15. Other general areas covered in an Intro to Psychology course are human language and thought processes and intelligence.<br />
  16. 16. Another fascinating subject psychology students will experience in class is the biological bases of motivation prevalent in animals as well as humans.<br />
  17. 17. There are two types of motivations.<br />
  18. 18. One is physiological, and the other is psychological.<br />
  19. 19. Physiological motivations include hunger, thirst, body temperature regulation, as well as sexual motivation, aggression, parenting, and our desire to mate.<br />
  20. 20. Psyd Programs<br />
  21. 21. Two other types of motivations are parenting and aggression.<br />
  22. 22. Psychology students will discover what role emotions play in human motivation.<br />
  23. 23. They will learn what constitutes primary motivation and secondary motivation.<br />
  24. 24. Primary motivation deals with our survival, in that we need food, water, and air to survive.<br />
  25. 25. Secondary motivation derives from conditioning through experience and/or training.<br />
  26. 26. One important example of secondary motivation is the desire to become rich.<br />
  27. 27. We do not start out as infants or small children with the need for money.<br />
  28. 28. As we age, we learn that we need money to buy the things we need to survive, like food, clothing, and shelter.<br />
  29. 29. Another form of conditioning associated with money has to do with those who grew up in wealthy families where the children never worried about needing or wanting anything.<br />
  30. 30. These children may grow up with no motivation to earn what they need or want.<br />
  31. 31. With no basis for motivation, some could experience problems in adulthood when they discover that their needs go unmet without any motivation on their part.<br />
  32. 32. Psychotherapy Courses<br />
  33. 33. With tons of examples of different scenarios that make humans behave the ways they do, a course in psychology is a fascinating journey in the discovery of human behavior and conditioning.<br />
  34. 34. You can even take a class online and choose to earn an online psychology degree.<br />
  35. 35. Students considering a career in this field may choose to study human behavior further.<br />
  36. 36. They may also decide to opt for a career that will help people with problems related to psychological or physiological behavior.<br />