Animal Research and Human Behaviour

Mice are by far the most researched animal on the planet

**For the BIO Extension, you are required to understand how the following three questions/ideas apply to each of the bio topics: The Brain and behaviour, Hormones & Pheromones, and Genetics and Behaviour

  • The value of animal models in psychology research.
  • Whether animal research can provide insight into human behaviour.
  • Ethical considerations in animal research ⇒ This is general and not topic specific (2.D.4)

The following learning helper has been designed to help you understand the nuances of this topic as well has provide a place to document applicable research: UNDERSTANDING THE BIO EXTENSION: ANIMAL RESEARCH

Dr. Shaw provides a great deal of insight regarding why animals may not fully satisfy use in CAMs