Credit hours: 3
Prerequisites: General Psychology (1100), Research In Psychology (2300)
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Course Objectives: This course will introduce students to fundamental principles concerning the study of the biological basis of thinking and behavior. Along the way, students learn about basic molecular genetics, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, and imaging techniques like fMRI. Interwoven throughout the course are four themes: the scientific study of the biological basis of behavior, clinical/practical applications, the adaptive significance of brain processes, and neuroplasticity.
Course Content: The Four Themes in Biopsychology, Evolution, Genetics Epigenetics & Protein Synthesis, Anatomy, Neuronal Conduction & Psychopharmacology, Basic Methods in Biopsychology & fMRI, Psychiatric Disorders, Eating, Sleep, Brain Damage & Developmental Disorders, Lateralization and Language, Memory.
Method of Presentation: Lecture
Method of Evaluation: Three Midterms, Final Exam, Research Paper