Biological Foundations In Psychology –
Introduction to Biological Psychology
Describe the relationship among biopsychological and other neuroscience disciplines.
- Identify the major structures of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Identify the role of genetics in brain development and subsequently behavior.
Neural Conduction and Psychopharmacology
Describe the stages of neural conduction and synaptic transmissions.
Describe the primary neurotransmitters and their role in brain function and behavior.
Discuss how drugs influence synaptic transmission.
Identify current issues in psychopharmacology.
Sensory and Motor Systems
Discuss the neurological structure and function of the five senses.
Describe the organization of the visual system and object recognition.
Describe the organization of the sensory motor system.
Analyze related nervous system pathologies associated with damage to the structures controlling the five senses.
Arousal and Motivation in the Nervous System
Describe the relationship between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
Explain the functions of the peripheral nervous system that are essential to survival.
Discuss the neurological basis of sleeping and eating.
Explain the interactions between hormones and behavior.
Explain sex differences in brain morphology and sexuality.
Biological Foundations of Learning and Memory
- Describe the neurological basis of learning and memory.
Explain the relationship between the strength of learning associated with each type of memory.
Describe factors that can interrupt learning, memory, cognition, and behavior.
Discuss the importance of preserving brain health, and identify healthy lifestyle choices that directly affect neurological and psychological well-being.
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