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Psychology (PSYCH)

PSYCH 260 (BB H 203) Neurological Bases of Human Behavior (3) An introduction to biopsychology, emphasizing the structure and function of the human brain.

PSYCH (BB H 203) 260 Neurological Bases of Human Behavior (3)

The nervous system provides the biological underpinning of behavior, and several scientific fields are concerned with the relationship between the nervous system and behavior. The goal of this course is to introduce the principle methods, findings, and theories of these scientific fields. Topics include (a) the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, (b) how the nervous system gives rise to perception, action, language, memory, emotion and reproductive behavior, and (c) how drugs and mental illnesses affect the nervous system and alter normalperceptual, cognitive, and emotional behavior. The course prepares students for a number of more advanced courses in Psychology and Biobehavioral Health that address specialized topics in neuroscience, and may satisfy a requirement of these majors. Evaluation is based on objective exams. The course is offered each fall and spring semester.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2007

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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