HL Bio Psych Extension: The Role of Animal Research in Understanding Human Behaviour

The role of animal research in understanding human behavior

For all three topics in the biological approach, and with reference to research studies, HL students should study the following.

Each week HLs will learn about animal research as outlined above in relation  to the topic they are learning alongside the SLs, e.g.


  • Brain Localization and animal research

https://arxiv.org/ftp/q-bio/papers/0602/0602017.pdf interesting study looking at how winning fights leads mice to become literally addicted to aggression

Chapter on aggression and neuroplasticity and also neurotransmitters: https://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=0n-fy3rxqkcC&oi=fnd&pg=PA163&dq=aggression+neuroplasticity+animals&ots=pCFNtmGFVO&sig=Deld_0FglQRJwXiODdhqwgvyd0s#v=onepage&q=aggression%20neuroplasticity%20animals&f=false

  • Neurotransmitters and their effect on behaviour and animal research: Rogers and Kesner – the role of acetylcholine in memory:
    • Create a short video or series of still images for a storyboard to show the stages of this study 🙂
    • maze doc example of a maze 🙂