PSYCH 230 - Introduction to Biopsychology
Section: 001
Term: FA 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) AND STATS 350.
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)
 
13035
Open
23
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Contact psych.saa@umich.edu if you have questions about the prerequisites for this course.
002 (DIS)
P
13036
Closed
0
 
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M 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Contact psych.saa@umich.edu if you have questions about the prerequisites for this course.
003 (DIS)
P
13037
Open
7
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Contact psych.saa@umich.edu if you have questions about the prerequisites for this course.
004 (DIS)
P
13038
Open
3
 
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M 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Contact psych.saa@umich.edu if you have questions about the prerequisites for this course.
006 (DIS)
P
13040
Closed
0
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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008 (DIS)
P
13042
Open
2
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Contact psych.saa@umich.edu if you have questions about the prerequisites for this course.
009 (DIS)
P
13043
Open
4
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Contact psych.saa@umich.edu if you have questions about the prerequisites for this course.
010 (DIS)
P
13044
Open
3
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Contact psych.saa@umich.edu if you have questions about the prerequisites for this course.
011 (DIS)
P
13045
Open
5
 
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M 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Contact psych.saa@umich.edu if you have questions about the prerequisites for this course.
012 (DIS)
P
19246
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Contact psych.saa@umich.edu if you have questions about the prerequisites for this course.
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