Biological Basis Of Behavior – Discussion
For each DQ elaborate within 260-300 words. Use in-text citations accordingly. Use scholarly reference(s) along with the one(s) attached as well. Use and cite references using APA 7th Style Guide accordingly. Doctoral level class.
DQ 1) It is suggested effects of oxytocin explain altruistic behaviors. Should this knowledge be used to promote prosocial behaviors? Why or why not? Support your position with relevant research and examples.
DQ 2) With the understanding that etiology of impulse control issues associated with treatments for Parkinson’s disease is complex, consider the ethical concerns of any psychopharmacological treatment that may lead to gambling, increase risk-taking behaviors, or other potentially harmful behaviors. Is such treatment worth the risks of potential side-effects? Why or why not? Support your view. How does your personal worldview influence your position in this discussion? Explain.
Motivation and Cognitive Control: From Behavior to Neural Mechanism Read: Botvinick, M., & Braver, T. (2015). Motivation and cognitive control: From behavior to neural mechanism. Annual Review of Psychology, 66, 83-113. doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-010814-015044
Oxytocin, Trust, and Trustworthiness: The Moderating Role of Music Read: Riedl, R., Javor, A., Gefen, D., Felten, A., & Reuter, M. (2017). Oxytocin, trust, and trustworthiness: The moderating role of music. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 10(1), 1-8. doi:10.1037/npe0000070
Dissecting the Effects of Disease and Treatment on Impulsivity in Parkinson’s Disease Read: Simioni, A. C., Dagher, A., & Fellows, L. K. (2012). Dissecting the effects of disease and treatment on impulsivity in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(6), 942-951. doi: 10.1017/S135561771200094X
The Neuropeptide Oxytocin Facilitates Pro-Social Behavior and Prevents Social Avoidance in Rats and Mice Read: Lukas, M., Toth, I., Reber, S. O., Slattery, D. A., Veenema, A. H., & Neumann, I. D. (2011). The neuropeptide oxytocin facilitates pro-social behavior and prevents social avoidance in rats and mice. Neuropsychopharmacology, 36(11), 2159-2168. doi: 10.1038/npp.2011.95