2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY350: Biological Psychology

3 Credit(s)
Biological Psychology is defined as the study of the biological bases of behavior and cognition. It is concerned with the biological factors underlying behavior and cognition with special emphasis on the nervous and hormonal systems. In this course, the research methods and strategies of Physiological Psychology will be examined, while exploring the major mechanisms of synaptic transmission and holistic nervous system functioning. Additional topics will include, but not be limited to, the neurological substrates of particular behaviors, e.g., the sensory systems (vision, hearing, taste, et. al.), sleep, emotion and stress, ingestive behavior and mental disorders. Analysis will explore behavioral, cognitive, affective, anatomical, neurochemical, cellular, electrophysiological and communication mechanisms of the human nervous system.
Prerequisite(s): PSY100 .