PSYC11: BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
This course stresses the biological basis of behavior including: neuroanatomy, the senses, perception, learning, thinking, and psychological disorders. This course was previously listed as PSYC 1B. (C-ID: PSYC 150) PREREQUISITE: Completion of PSYC 1A or PSYC 10 with a grade of 'C' or better.
- To define and use the basic biological, physiological, and psychological terminology of biological psychology and the neurosciences.
- To identify, analyze, and explain the research methodologies that characterize the biological psychology approach and the neurosciences.
- To identify and describe examples of invasive vs. noninvasive research methods, and research ethics and safeguards for the study of animals and humans.
- To differentiate between neural and behavioral processes relative to biological psychology.
- To differentiate among specialty areas within biological psychology and the related disciplines within the neurosciences.
- To describe neural conduction and synaptic transmission.
- To summarize the major issues in human evolution, genetics, and behavioral development that underlie the biology of behavior.
- To explain the role of the central and peripheral nervous systems, and the neuroendocrine system as they relate to behavior and various psychopathologies.
- To give examples of various brain-behavior relationships such as motivation, sexual behavior, sleep, learning, memory, stress, drug dependence, mood disorders, and schizophrenia.