PSYCH 230 - Introduction to Biopsychology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Cost:
50-100
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 in behavioral neuroscience. The major focus is on how psychological processes relate to the brain. This includes how brain processes cause psychological events and behavior, and how psychological events are encoded in the brain. Another focus is on how brain systems and psychological processes (e.g., perception, cognition) differ across different species, and on how these systems and processes have been shaped by evolutionary pressures (comparative or evolutionary psychology).

Topics will include: principles of behavioral evolution; neuronal mechanisms and brain anatomy; neurochemical signals and their relation to psychoactive drugs; and the brain systems that mediate 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
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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M 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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M 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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Tu 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Note: Uniform EVENING EXAMS ON 2/10 6PM-8PM AND 3/22 8PM-10PM. If you are interested in an override, go to first day of section to check on seat availability.
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Uniform EVENING EXAMS ON 2/10 6PM-8PM AND 3/22 8PM-10PM. If you are interested in an override, go to first day of section to check on seat availability.
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Uniform EVENING EXAMS ON 2/10 6PM-8PM AND 3/22 8PM-10PM. If you are interested in an override, go to first day of section to check on seat availability.
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Uniform EVENING EXAMS ON 2/10 6PM-8PM AND 3/22 8PM-10PM. If you are interested in an override, go to first day of section to check on seat availability.
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Uniform EVENING EXAMS ON 2/10 6PM-8PM AND 3/22 8PM-10PM. If you are interested in an override, go to first day of section to check on seat availability.
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ISBN: 0878937056
Biological psychology : an introduction to behavioral, cognitive, and clinical neuroscience, Author: Breedlove, S. Marc., Publisher: Sinauer Associates 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780192177735
The selfish gene, Author: Dawkins, Richard, 1941-, Publisher: Oxford University Press 1989
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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