• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Examine how the Biological level of analysis explains the origins of attraction.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐Examine how the Biological level of analysis explains the origins of attraction What is attraction? Attraction can be anything like smell, looks, hair which makes the opposite person like that person. For example if I like a girl, so the first question which anyone asks me is that what gets you attracted to her. And the first thing you say is that thing which you like the most in her. In my case I would say I like her attitude, that?s what got me attracted to her. There are three things which ,In which we are basically going to look into. First is the role of hormones in attraction. Adrenaline is one of the hormones which plays a part in attracting. ...read more.

Middle

So the study concluded the relationship between lo level of serotonin and romantic love. Oxytocin is another type of hormone which helps in creating more attraction between two individuals. It is a hormone which is released during physical contact between two individuals. For examples when I hug my friend , oxytocin is released in my body and I become more found of my friend. Another hormone which is important for long time attraction is vasopressin . It is released during sexual activities. This hormone makes the individual more committed to the partner. Evolution also plays a huge role in attraction. With the help of David Buss?s experiment I can state that evolution has an effect on the role of attraction. Women during their menstrual cycle tend to behave differently with their partners this happens because during menstruation their menstruation they cannot mate and their oestrogen levels are low. ...read more.

Conclusion

Then the participants were required to fill in a questionnaire , which was based on their feeling about their partner. This was done to compare their brain activities to what they reported in the questionnaire. The participants first looked at photographs if their partners for 30 seconds during which they were also being scanned . Then they had to view a photograph of a neutral acquaintance. This was repeated six times, after which they concluded that when they viewed the photograph of their love , a pleasant stimulus was released which played a role in attraction. The role of hormones, the brain activity and evolution all play an important role in the origin of attraction. By the experiment , we saw that how each of them play a crusial role in it. And we can conclude that biological activities influence the role of attraction between individuals. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Psychology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Psychology essays

  1. Explain the functions of two hormones on human behavior. Oxytocin and Adrenaline.

    So, it was concluded that Oxytocin effect on behavior is to increase 'generosity' with others. Another hormone that may affect behavior is Adrenaline. It is produced by the adrenal gland located in the kidney. When produced, the body stimulates the heart-rate, contracts blood vessels, dilates air passages, and has a number of other minor effects.

  2. To what extent does the biological level of analysis explain behaviour?

    Thus, it has his bias and his perception in the data. Yet, his evidence suggests that indeed a higher level of oxytocin does have an impact on love behaviour, which furthermore infers that hormones do have an impact on the human mind and its actions.

  1. Neuroplasticity - Biological Level Of Analysis

    The experimental features of the study The experiment conducted by Rosenzweig and his colleagues involved male rats from different litters, which were randomly placed into two different environments; enriched and deprived. The rats placed in an enriched and stimulating environment were presented with several toys to play with, whereas rats

  2. Content Analysis

    Method: Design The design of this research was an uncontrolled experiment, also known as an observational study. By watching the different new shows, the group members inferred on what looked like aggressive behavior for both the physical and verbal categories.

  1. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah--A Psychological Analysis ...

    There was no way of knowing that this would mark the second period in Ishmael?s journey, the period in which he would lose his innocence. Yele soon comes under attack by rebel forces and Lieutenant Jabati makes the decision to recruit soldiers from the population there at Yele.

  2. Using empirical evidence examine the concepts of normality and abnormality

    Maladaptive behaviors may be thought of as those that cause difficulties or are counterproductive for the individual or for others. If an individual?s abnormal behavior, mood, or thinking adversely affects their well-being, then help is needed. On a more extreme level, if an individual?s abnormal behavior becomes a danger to

  1. Outline the principles of social cultural level of analysis and explain how they ...

    Thus we talk about the third principle of SCLOA that is culture influences behavior. To prove this right a study was conducted by Yuki et al. in 2005.the aim of this study was to determine if people automatically categorized themselves and favor in their groups across cultures.

  2. Psychology biological level of analysis revision

    They concluded that acetylcholine played a role in creating a memory of the maze. A biological psychology principle states that animal research provides insight to human behaviour; animal research is relevant to human behaviour as supported by Darwin?s theory of evolution.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work