Biological Point of View

Biological Point of View

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will introduce the three contemporary and complementary perspectives; Biological Perspective, Psychological Perspective, and Sociocultural Perspective, that shape modern psychology. The key idea and areas of emphasis associated with the Biological Perspective will be explained. The primary focus of the Biopsychological View and Evolutionary View within the Biological Perspective will also be defined.

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Terms to Know
Biological Perspective

Emphasis on explaining human behavior in terms of underlying physical, chemical and biological principles.


Relates behavior and mental processes like thinking, feeling, and perceiving to physical factors.

Evolutionary View

Looks at the ways our evolution has impacted our thinking ability and behaviors.