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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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PSYCH 202 - Biopsychology

5 Credits
Explores the relationship between the nervous system and behavior, and how each influences the other. Topics include sensation and perception, pharmacology, addiction, movement, immunity, stress, emotions, motivation, learning, memory, sleep and the development and regeneration of the nervous system.

Pre-requisite(s) PSYC& 100 min. 1.0

Quarters Typically Offered
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve all students, but specifically those planning to major in Psychology at four-year and graduate programs.
Active Date 20210311T08:51:10

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Science

Course Outline
  • Introduction and overview of neuroscience and biopsychology
  • Review of scientific methodology and research
  • The development and regeneration of the nervous system
  • Sensation and perception
  • The biology of emotion, motivation, and stress
  • The biology and psychology of immunity
  • Drugs, behavior, and addiction
  • The biological basis of mental disorders
  • The biological basis of mental disorders

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and empirical basis of neuroscience and biopsychology.

Use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific method to solve problems related to biopsychological processes.

Apply biopsychological principles to personal and social issues.

Describe research methods used by psychologists to understand how the brain and endocrine systems influence behavior.

Explain when it is appropriate to generalize research findings.

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