Summer 2019 - PSYC 280 C100
Introduction to Biological Psychology (3)
Class Number: 5559
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Jun 20, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
Aug 9, 2019
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Prerequisites:PSYC 100. Recommended: BISC 101.
Surveys the major areas in biological psychology. Topics include the basics of neuroanatomy and nerve cell function, the behavioral and physiological effects of drugs and hormones in the nervous system, evolutionary perspectives on the brain and behavior, and the biopsychology of vision, the chemical senses, hearing, movement, biological rhythms, sex, and cognitive processes. Breadth-Science.
Surveys a variety of biological approaches to understanding behaviour, including research from allied disciplines relevant to the biopsychological analysis of behaviour. Includes the history of neuroscience and comparative psychology; neuroanatomy; neurophysiology; and psychopharmacology; sensory processing and learning and memory; sexual and emotional behaviour; movement and biological rhythms; disorders of the brain, and behaviour and assessment.
- Mid-term Exam 40%
- Final Exam 40%
- Paper 20%
Behavioral Neuroscience (8th ed.), Breedlove & Watson.
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