The Brain, The Body, And The Mind: All Together Now –
This course provides an introduction to the investigation of physiological and neurological basis for human behavior. The student will be able to study and discuss various influences on personality development, such as pre-natal maternal behavior; gender; nature versus nurture; brain development; genetic composition; sensory motor interactions; learning disabilities; drug impacts; and neurological diseases.
Differentiate between recuperation and circadian theories of sleep.
Describe common sleep stages and dream concepts and theories.
Describe common sleeping disorders and drugs that affect sleep.
Analyze the effects of sleep deprivation and long-term sleep reduction.
Hormones and Sex
Summarize perspectives on sexual orientation and identity.
Relate hormones to sexual development and behavior.
Describe the neuroendocrine system's involvement in sexual development.
Hunger, Eating, and Health
Hypothesize main causal factors of obesity and anorexia.
Relate physiological factors to hunger and satiety.
Differentiate between set points and settling points in weight control.
Describe common factors that influence what, when, and how much we eat.
Describe methods for studying the brain.
Describe the conduction of action potentials and activation of neurotransmitters.
Discuss the basic structures and functions of neurons and synapses in the brain.
The Brain and Nervous System
Summarize the biological functions of the brain.
Identify the structures of the nervous system and brain.
Introduction to Biopsychology
Explain the concepts behind the nature versus nurture issue.
Explain the effects of behavior on evolution.
Describe biopsychology and its theoretical framework.
Apply biopsychology principles to different psychological disorders.
Describe the biological functions/dysfunctions and drug therapies associated with schizophrenia.
The Split Brain & Psychiatric Disorders
Associate appropriate drug remedies for psychiatric disorders and diseases.
Describe various psychiatric disorders and diseases.
Distinguish between functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Describe four methods of studying cerebral lateralization.
Addictions and Emotions
Describe the theories and brain mechanisms of emotion.
Categorize health effects of commonly abused drugs.
Discuss the principles of drug addiction.
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