Spring 2023 - PSYC 480 D100

Advanced Topics in Biological Psychology (4)

Biological Bases of Behaviour

Class Number: 6933

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    AQ 5019, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Molly Cairncross
    mcairncr@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-7458
    Office Hours: TBD
  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201, 210, 280, 60 units, and a CGPA of 3.0. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description.

COURSE DETAILS:

The objective for this course is for students to gain an understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying human behaviour. The primary goal for the course is to provide an introduction to aspects of biopsychology that are clinically relevant in order to provide an introduction to neuropsychology.

Grading

  • Participation: 15%
  • Writing Assignments: 25%
  • Mid-Term Exam: 30%
  • Final Exam: 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Kolb, B. and Whishaw, I. Q. (2021). Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (8th edition). Worth Publishers.
ISBN: 9781319247164

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

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