Biological Psychology And How The Gender Of Patients Can Influence Psychological Behaviors

1317 Words Sep 8th, 2016 6 Pages
In this paper we will be diving into the amazing world of Biological Psychology and how the Gender of patients can influence psychological behaviors. First and foremost, we will start with the question, “What is Biological Psychology?” Biological Psychology is the application of the principals of biology to the study of genetic, physiological, and developmental mechanisms of behavior in humans and other animals (Behavioral neuroscience. (n.d.)). Biological Psychology is the only approach in psychology that examines thoughts, behaviors, and feelings from a physical point of view (McLeod, S. (2016)). Having this understanding we can now look at the aspect of gender. From a biological standpoint, male’s and female’s brains are actually almost identical, sharing aspects of both feminine and masculine qualities (Aymann Ismail and Jane C. Hu. (2016).). However, as I’m sure you have observed, the majority of males and females have very distinct behavior differences. Why is that? Well according to a team of scientists at the University of California, the differences between male and female behaviors are thought to be a result of hormones affecting the hypothalamus of the brain (Bardi, J. (2012).). Their studies show that hormones, such as testosterone and other sex hormones, produced in the testicles are related to atypical behaviors of dominance or aggression. The same relates to females, ovaries produce estrogen, progesterone, and other sex hormones that produce atypical female…

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