Spring 2020 - PSYC 388 C100
Biological Rhythms and Sleep (3)
Class Number: 8292
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Feb 25, 2020
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
Apr 15, 2020
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
Prerequisites:PSYC 201 and 280.
Behavior and physiology are regulated by biological clocks, which function to synchronize the organism optimally with its environment. In this course we examine the adaptive role of clocks in animal behavior, the neural and endocrine mechanisms of daily, monthly and yearly rhythms, and the relevance of clocks, rhythms and sleep to human performance and psychopathology. We will also consider the mechanisms and functions of sleep states.
- Quiz 1 15%
- Mid-term exam 35%
- Quiz 2 15%
- Final Exam 35%
Rhythms of Life (2005), Foster & Kreitzman.
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