Biological Psychology

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Behavioral neuroscience - Wikipedia    
Behavioral neuroscience, also known as biological psychology,[1] biopsychology, or psychobiology[2] is the application of the principles of biology to the study of physiological, genetic, and developmental mechanisms of behavior in humans and other animals. [3]


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Institute of Biocognitive Psychology
Theory of biocognition views consciousness as inseparable fabric of mind, body, and culture of origin. Founded by Dr. Mario E. Martinez. Speaking schedule, and informational products for sale.

Society of Biological Psychiatry
Professional association supports research in medical psychiatry with humanitarian, emotional, psychological, and socio-cultural  "  

Neuropsychology   (Wiki)   
Neuropsychology studies the structure and function of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviours. It is an experimental field of psychology that aims to understand how behavior and cognition are influenced by brain functioning and is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral and cognitive effects of neurological disorders. Whereas classical neurology focuses on the physiology of the nervous system and classical psychology is largely divorced from it, neuropsychology seeks to discover how the brain correlates with the mind. It thus shares concepts and concerns with neuropsychiatry and with behavioral neurology in general. The term neuropsychology has been applied to lesion studies in humans and animals. It has also been applied to efforts to record electrical activity from individual cells (or groups of cells) in higher primates (including some studies of human patients).[1] It is scientific in its approach, making use of neuroscience, and shares an information processing view of the mind with cognitive psychology and cognitive science.

In practice, neuropsychologists tend to work in research settings (universities, laboratories or research institutions), clinical settings (involved in assessing or treating patients with neuropsychological problems), forensic settings or industry (often as clinical-trial consultants where CNS function is a concern).


Neuropsychology  (OD)   
Neuropsychology is the study of brain / behavior relationships. There is a substantial body of clinical research and findings and a number of organizations devoted to different aspects of this field of psychology.  

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The Biocybernaut Institute
    Provides intensive training programs in neurofeedback, a proven scientific technology that connects the trainee to their mind and consciousness through awareness of their brain's activity.

    Informational site about the brain and neuropsychology. - Neurosciences on the Internet
    Neurosciences on the Internet includes a searchable and browsable index of neuroscience resources available on the World Wide Web and other parts of the Internet. Neurobiology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science sites and information on human neurological diseases are covered.

The Neuropsychology Center
    Center provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, neurocognitive remediation, professional consultation, and training in Clinical Neuropsychology. Professional, commercial site.

Neuropsychology Central
    The one-stop metasource for neuropsychology information on the Internet. Includes online forum, links, and search pages.

The Origins of Peace and Violence
    This site presents the results of several researchers on the origins of violence, mainly those of the developmental neuropsychologist James W. Prescott, Ph.D. (formerly NICHD/NIH). It contains many papers in full text, as well as the complete Time Life documentary movie "Rock A Bye Baby".

William H. Calvin's Books and Articles
    Home page for William H. Calvin, theoretical neurophysiologist and author of The Cerebral Code, How the Brain Thinks
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Neuropsychology (EnPsy)  
The Encyclopedia of Psychology is where we record and analyze the evolution of the field. On this page, you will find research submitted by third parties and reviewed by our team."  

Neuroanatomy (Wiki)


Evolutionary Psychology (Wiki)   
Evolutionary psychology is a theoretical approach in the social and natural sciences that examines psychological structure from a modern evolutionary perspective. It seeks to identify which human psychological traits are evolved adaptations – that is, the functional products of natural selection or sexual selection in human evolution. Adaptationist thinking about physiological mechanisms, such as the heart, lungs, and immune system, is common in evolutionary biology. Some evolutionary psychologists apply the same thinking to psychology, arguing that the modularity of mind is similar to that of the body and with different modular adaptations serving different functions. Evolutionary psychologists argue that much of human behavior is the output of psychological adaptations that evolved to solve recurrent problems in human ancestral environments.[1]

Evolutionary psychologists suggest that it is not simply a subdiscipline of psychology but that evolutionary theory can provide a foundational, metatheoretical framework that integrates the entire field of psychology in the same way evolution has for biology.[2][3][4]

Evolutionary psychologists hold that behaviors or traits that occur universally in all cultures are good candidates for evolutionary adaptations[5] including the abilities to infer others' emotions, discern kin from non-kin, identify and prefer healthier mates, and cooperate with others. They report successful tests of theoretical predictions related to such topics as infanticide, intelligence, marriage patterns, promiscuity, perception of beauty, bride price, and parental investment.[6]

The theories and findings of evolutionary psychology have applications in many fields, including economics, environment, health, law, management, psychiatry, politics, and literature.[7][8]

Criticism of evolutionary psychology involves questions of testability, cognitive and evolutionary assumptions (such as modular functioning of the brain, and large uncertainty about the ancestral environment), importance of non-genetic and non-adaptive explanations, as well as political and ethical issues due to interpretations of research results.[9][10]


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The Dance of Consciousness
    In an audio interview, neuroscientist Walter J. Freeman discusses his view that consciousness springs from action.

Daniel J. Kruger: Evolutionary Psychology
    This Research Fellow at the University of Michigan provides an online version of his work "What is Evolutionary
Psychology?" published 2002.

The Descent of Man
    Covers the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's four-part radio series on neo-Darwinism.

The Evolution and Human Adaptation Program
    Work by faculty and students at the University of Michigan in the area of evolution and human behavior, including work relevant to Darwinian medicine.

The Evolutionary Development of Life Forms
    Grand unification theory covering psychology, religion, politics, economics, and personal relationships.

Evolutionary psychology
    A comprehensive evolutionary psychology must be able to deal with our future psychological evolution as well as our past. This paper begins the extension of evolutionary psychology to our future evolution.

Evolutionary Psychology
    Provides a concise definition of the field with links to related topics.

Evolutionary Psychology Challenges the Current Social Sciences
    Article by J Raymond Zimmer describing evolutionary psychology and the challenge it poses to traditional social science, and then discussing opportunities evolutionary psychology opens for Christian apologetics.

The Evolutionary Psychology FAQ
    Answers to frequently asked questions about evolutionary psychology.

Evolutionary Psychology Primer by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby
    An invaluable primer written by two of the founders of the field.

Evolutionary Psychology: An Emerging Integrative Perspective within the Science and Practice of Psychology
    An article on the theory and implications of this theory by Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair.

The Foundation for Humanity's Adulthood - FHA
    Biological explanation of human nature, specifically biological exploration of the human condition, humans' capacity for good and evil.

Frank Sulloway
    Audio interview with the visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science s, author of 'Born to Rebel'.

Frans de Waal
    An audio interview with the primatologist and author.

The Future of Human Evolution
    Paper by nick Bostrom exploring some dystopian scenarios where evolutionary developments, while continuing to produce complex and intelligent forms of organization, lead to the gradual elimination of all forms of being that we care about.

Genetics, Ethics and Theology
    Audio resources on genetics, ethics and theology.

The Great Debate: Evolution, Human Nature and Autonomy
    Web site of the debate between Sue Scott, Kenan Malik, Rita Carter and Christopher Badcock. There are useful links and contact information.

Handbook of Human Symbolic Evolution
    Written by Charles R. Peters of Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Human Ethology
    The hidden subconscious of an individual. Humans can display the reason for psychic perceptions or physical conditions and are able to adapt to those conditions at an early stage.

Identifying the accident prone
    Your personality could determine how likely you are to be involved in an accident, say researchers.

The Imagined World Made Real
    Tom Dickins looks at Henry Plotkin's view on the natural science of culture.

In Search of Human Origins: Classroom Ideas
    Lesson Plans Introduce evolution, classify species, and write quizzes about early humans to get a better understanding of human origins.

Jared Diamond
    An audio interview with the author, physiologist, evolutionary biologist and biogeographer.

Margaret Hagen
    Audio interview with an expert on visual perception.

Molwick: The EDI Study
    Statistical research of the hereditary nature of intelligence with IQ data source. Evidence of evolution supporting the Global Cognitive Theory.

Nature/Nurture Debate
    Audio discussion featuring Dean Hamer.

NPR - Focus on Ordinary Behavior
    Radio interview with the founder of "The Journal of Mundane Behavior."

The Origin of Language Debate -
    Some thoughts on the 'origin of language' debate, and the arguments put forward by Steels and MacWhinney, in contrast to those put forward by Chomsky and Pinker.

The original 'rock music'
     Many Stone Age relics lying in our museums might not simply be tools but could also be musical instruments.

Orlando Patterson
    Audio interview with the historical sociologist and Professor at Harvard University. He won the 1991 National Book Award for Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, appears regularly in The New York Times, Newsweek, and The New Republic. He also served as special adviser for social policy and development to Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley during the 1970's, was on the faculty at the London School of Economics, and has published three novels.

Pinker on 'The Language Instinct'
    NPR audio interview originally broadcast on Fresh Air.

Psychology, Culture, and Evolution
     Speculations on the Psychology of Paleolithic Graphics, links to cultural-historical psychology, and links to articles about the evolution of brain, consciousness, language, and sociality.

Research Group on Evolution and Higher Cognition
     Center at Rutgers University provides faculty profiles, information on courses and conferences. Also offers an archive of papers.

Richard Wrangham
     Audio interview with the Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University. His book 'Demonic Males' popularized ideas he has developed in scholarly research focused on the influence of ecology on the evolution of primate social behavior.

Secrets of the brain
The organ of thought is the subject of a major new BBC television series 'Brain Story'.

Sex, Drugs, and Cults
An evolutionary perspective on sex, drugs, cults, religions, and ideologies by H. Keith Henson, including a hair-raising account of the author's encounters with the scientiology cult.

Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
     Audio conversations with the noted primatologist.

Theory of Sexual Selection: The Human Mind and the Peacock’s Tale
     Essay by Caspar Hewett on sexual selection in peacocks and its relevance to the human mind.

Turning the Tables on the Tabula Rasa By David P. Barash
    A detailed commentary on The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker.

Unlocking the brain's potential
     Scientists think they have identified the part of the brain, which if switched off, can stimulate artistic genius, a BBC documentary shows.

What makes a good rumour?
     A rumour spread by a small radio station saw UK motorists trying to beat a phantom fuel blockade. What makes a rumour so successful?
When babies 'see'
    Babies start to see complex objects in the same way as adults at the age of seven months, according to new research.

Language Gene
     NPR interview with Steven Pinker on the discovery of the first gene linked to speech and language. (August 15, 2002) 

No Nobels, One Failure, a Few Regrets - How did the Genius Sperm-bank Donors Turn Out?
    The story of The Repository for Germinal Choice as told by David Plotz in Slate magazine. (March 30, 2001) 

Scientists 'Locate' Intelligence
    British and German scientists believe they have identified the specific area of the human brain responsible for intelligence.ˇ= (July 21, 2000) 

Women's Choice of Men Goes in Cycles
The BBC reports that women are attracted to more hunky men at the most fertile time of their menstrual cycle - this may be part of an evolutionary explanation of infidelity. (June 24, 1999)  "  

Developmental psychology  (Wiki)  
    "Developmental psychology is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life. Originally concerned with infants and children, the field has expanded to include adolescence, adult development, aging, and the entire lifespan. This field examines change across three major dimensions: physical development, cognitive development, and socioemotional development.[citation needed] Within these three dimensions are a broad range of topics including motor skills, executive functions, moral understanding, language acquisition, social change, personality, emotional development, self-concept and identity formation.

Developmental psychology examines the influences of nature and nurture on the process of human development, and processes of change in context and across time. Many researchers are interested in the interaction between personal characteristics, the individual's behavior and environmental factors, including social context and the built environment. Ongoing debates include biological essentialism vs. neuroplasticity and stages of development vs. dynamic systems of development.

Developmental psychology involves a range of fields, such as, educational psychology, child psychopathology, forensic developmental psychology, child development, cognitive psychology, ecological psychology, and cultural psychology. Influential developmental psychologists from the 20th century include Urie Bronfenbrenner, Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Barbara Rogoff, Esther Thelen, and Lev Vygotsky.


Developmental Psychology  (OD)  
Science Social Sciences Psychology Developmental

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American Psychological Association: Division 20
    Dedicated to studying the psychology of adult development and aging. Membership information, news and resources.

APA Journals: Developmental Psychology
    Publishes articles that advance knowledge and theory about development across the life span. Subscription information and selected readings.

APA Journals: Psychology and Aging
    Publishes original articles on research investigations of adult development and aging. Subscription information and selected readings.

British Journal of Developmental Psychology
    Includes subscription information, table of contents and full text of sample issue.

Cogprints: Developmental Psychology
    Electronic archive of collected articles. Provides abstracts of research and links to full texts.

Dare Association, Inc.
    Independent, not-for-profit organization that supports endeavors in the arts and sciences, particularly focusing on psychology. Online papers, instruments, staff contact details.

Developmental Lifespan Theories
    Concise comparison of lifespan theories in developmental psychology. Includes chart for quick reference.

Developmental Psychology
    Wikipedia article outlining the main theories, aspects and research methods.

The Developmental Psychology of Erik Erikson
    Explanation of this theory of socioemotional development including details of each stage and a comparison with other models.

Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
    A national resource for information on factors affecting quality of life during old age. Includes details of research and training.

The Ecology of Adolescent Development
    Research pages of Nancy Darling at Oberlin College. Contains project information and resource materials with copies of papers and conference presentations.

European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA)
    The EARA comprises psychologists, psychiatrists, and sociologists who are studying adolescent development. Developmental Psychology
    Directory of graduate and post-graduate programs in the United States. Brief descriptions and contact information.

Infant Development Research Center
    Description of Dr. Wass' research on cognitive development during early infancy at the University of Tennessee.

International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development
    Promotes scientific research of human development throughout the life span. Overview with details of meetings, workshops and journal.

Journal of Adolescence
    Addresses issues of professional and academic importance concerning development between puberty and the attainment of adult status within society.

Life Span Development
    An exploration of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that occur across different periods of life.

Society for Research in Child Development
    Information on the Society, membership, and publications.

Developmental Psychology (PsyW)        
Developmental Psychology

The best information I could find on this topic is incorporated into Chapter 10 (Development) in my online introductory textbook, Psychology: An Introduction, 2017 edition.

This page replaces the original on the "scholarly resources on the web" link collection on Psych Web. Link collections were useful in the mid-1990s when I created this section, but now there are better ways to find scholarly information. Google Scholar is especially useful.

If you are a beginning student, do not be intimidated by Google Scholar; it is easy to use. Default search results will be "most-cited articles of all time" for that topic, and that will include all the classic old-timers. (Don't forget to use quotation marks around phrases, for better results.)

For more recent articles, restrict your results to the last few years, using the Google Scholar options on the left of the page. This will yield results entirely different from the default search, because recent articles are not yet cited as often as the older ones.

Often the link in Google Scholar will take you to an abstract (a summary of an article) but the full article will be behind a paywall. You might be able to find a free version of the whole article by going back to a regular Google search (outside Google Scholar) and using the modifier pdf: in front of your key words.

So, for example, a search inside regular Google for [pdf:"eyewitness testimony"] without the square brackets will return pdf documents relevant to the phrase "eyewitness testimony." Many will be full articles. There is also a handy Chrome extension called Unpaywall that will automatically locate full versions of articles that are behind paywalls.

Happy searching and good luck.  "  

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