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Physiological psychology is an integral part of modern psychology, playing an increasingly important part in the development of the discipline. Brain and Behavior is a survey of physiological systems and how they relate to behavior. The course will focus on basic concepts in neuroscience and how brain mechanisms mediate sensation, motivation, learning, and abnormal behavior. For the first half of the course, students will be introduced to the cellular components of the central and peripheral nervous systems, neurotransmitters, and cellular communication. In the second half, students will apply these concepts to the study of behavior.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Psychology or equivalent educational experience is strongly recommended.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Meets General Education Requirement In: Natural Sciences-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. May. Sep.
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