Biological Bases of Behaviour
essay should be 1,500 words in total – PLUS IN A SEPARATE PAGE A 500 WORD (NO MORE THAN 2 A4 PAGES) draft THAT should comprise of text – NOT a bullet-point plan – and contain at least one reference -writing style and the correct use of APA format.- This assignment assesses learning outcome 3.
Select one of the 2 articles below and provide a brief critical review, of no more than 1,500 words. Explain the key features of the study; discuss its implications and evaluate the methods used.
You can find guidance on writing a critical review in ATTACH. You can also find information on fMRI methods, which will be useful if you choose to a review a paper that employs this technique.
Salivary oxytocin and vasopressin levels in police officers with and without post-traumatic stress disorder (Klaassen, et al., 2013)
The effect of caffeine on working memory load-related brain activation in middle-aged males (Frijling, et al., 2015)
Frijling, J. L., van Zuiden, M., Nawijn, L., Koch, S. B., Neumann, I. D., Veltman, D. J., & Olff, M. (2015). Salivary oxytocin and vasopressin levels in police officers with and without post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 27, 743-751.
Klaassen, E. B., de Groot, R. H., Evers, E. A., Snel, J., Veerman, E. C., M., L. A., . . . Veltman, D. J. (2013). The effect of caffeine on working memory load-related brain activation in middle-aged males. Neuropharmacology, 64, 160-167.
A passing answer must attempt to:
• Clearly describe the study, its findings and at least one key implication.
• Identify at least one strength and one potential limitation of the methodology used.
In addition, the general requirement for a good answer is to:
• Be well-written, showing evidence of sound argument and critical insight.
• Show reading of relevant recent research and an ability to integrate this research into the answer in a well-structured manner.
Furthermore, an excellent answer will include one or more of the following:
• Identification of appropriate follow-up research
• Critical understanding of the research area.
• Detailed critique of the methodology
• Critical evaluation of the theoretical assumptions of the study