PSYCH 230 - Introduction to Biopsychology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Enforced Prerequisites:
(PSYCH 111 or 112 or 114 or 115) or (BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 171 or 172 or 195).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Basic familiarity with biology and chemistry.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course surveys the field of Biopsychology. It introduces the kinds of questions traditionally addressed by physiological and comparative psychologists. Biopsychology is the study of how psychological processes relate to the brain and to evolution. A major focus is on how brain processes cause psychological events and behavior, and how psychological events are encoded in the brain (physiological psychology or behavioral neuroscience). Another focus is on how psychological processes (e.g., perception, cognition) differ across different species, and on how psychological processes have been shaped by evolutionary pressures (comparative or evolutionary psychology). Topics will include: principles of behavioral evolution that have shaped current behavior and physiological processes; the anatomy and operation of brain systems relevant to mind and behavior, and their relation to psychoactive drugs; neural mechanisms of normal action, perception, motivation, learning, and cognition in humans and other species. Students must register for the lecture and for one discussion/practicum section.

NOTE: This course is intended primarily for sophomores and second-term first-year students who have ALREADY taken a course in introductory psychology. This course is a prerequisite for many upper-level courses in Biopsychology.

PSYCH 230 - Introduction to Biopsychology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12901
Open
1
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
002 (DIS)
P
12902
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
003 (DIS)
P
12903
Closed
0
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
004 (DIS)
P
12904
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
005 (DIS)
P
12905
Closed
0
 
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W 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
006 (DIS)
P
12906
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
007 (DIS)
P
12907
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
008 (DIS)
P
12908
Closed
0
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
009 (DIS)
P
12909
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
010 (DIS)
P
12910
Closed
0
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
011 (DIS)
P
12911
Closed
0
 
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M 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
012 (DIS)
P
16939
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
013 (DIS)
P
16940
Open
1
1PSYCH,BIOPSY,BBCS,BCN or Neuro
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Th 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Note: Attend the first lecture and discussion to find out if overrides will be available. All Discussion Sections will meet from the first day of class, even if they occur before the first lecture.
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