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Interdisciplinary approach- Biopsychology

There has been a shift from the autonomous, compartmentalized, distinct disciplines to an interdisciplinary approach which provides a new vision of man while echoing the holistic perspective of Ancient Greek medicine.

Examine the birth and development of biopsychology in this context.

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1. Examine the birth and development of biopsychology in this context.

Biopsychology is "a branch of psychology that analyzes how the brain and neurotransmitters influence our behaviors, thoughts and feelings" (http://psychology.about.com/od/biopsychology/a/biopsyc.htm). It is an approach that explains "human behavior as a result of biological mechanisms. It can include genetic, hormonal, and neurotransmitter approaches, as well as the physiology of the human brain." (http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Biopsychology) Thus, the field of biopsychology is considered interdisciplinary because it is a combination of basic psychology and neuroscience. (http://psychology.about.com/od/biopsychology/a/biopsyc.htm)

The mind-body question has a long history, dating back to Descartes and progressed into the 18th century (http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/Mind/Adaptation.html) with the ride of experimentalism in the 17th and 18th century. In America (see http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/Mind/before.html), William James is a proponent that ushered in the ...

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There has been a shift from the autonomous, compartmentalized, distinct disciplines to an interdisciplinary approach which provides a new vision of man while echoing the holistic perspective of Ancient Greek medicine. This solution examines the birth and development of biopsychology in this context. References cited.

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