PSYCH 230 - Introduction to Biopsychology
Section: 201
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
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.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is intended for second term freshmen or sophomores. It surveys the field of Biopsychology and introduces the kinds of questions addressed by physiological and comparative psychologists. Biopsychology is an area of study concerned with biological and evolutionary explanations of perception, cognition, and behavior. The organ responsible for these functions is the brain, and therefore much of the course deals with brain-behavior relations; but other biological influences, including hormones, are considered. Among topics to be discussed are: animal behavior from an evolutionary perspective; neural mechanisms involved in sensory processes; motor control (movement and posture); sleep/waking states; regulatory behaviors (feeding, drinking); and learning and memory.

PSYCH 230 - Introduction to Biopsychology
Schedule Listing
201 (LEC)
MTuWTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 9780878937059
Biological psychology : an introduction to behavioral and cognitive and clinical neuroscience., Author: S. Marc Breedlove, Mark R. Rosenzweig, Neil V. Watson., Publisher: Sinauer Associates 5th ed. 2007
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