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A survey of biological and biochemical correlates of behavior, focusing on the structure and function of the central nervous system, the autonomic nervous system, and the endocrine system as they relate to psychological processes of sensation, drive, emotion, learning, and memory.
Describe the physiology of the visual, auditory, and motor pathways.
Explain the nature of sensation and perception as they apply to the five senses.
Explain common neurological disorders that interrupt vision, hearing, and motor control.
Evaluate the relationship between sensation, perception, and consciousness.
Describe the role of pharmakinetics on neurotransmission.
Describe the primary neurotransmitters’ role in behavior.
Describe the basic structure and function of supporting cells in the central nervous system.
Identify the basic structure and function of a neuron.
Describe research methods and strategies used by physiological psychologists.
Explain the relationship between the nervous system and behavior.
Explain the underlying assumptions of a biopsychological approach to understanding behavior and consciousness.
Describe the neurological mechanisms involved in addictive behavior.
Examine the structural and functional effects of drug use on neurophysiology and neurochemistry.
Examine contemporary attitudes toward psychopharmacology in treating neurophysiological disorders.
Evaluate cognitive and pharmacological therapies used to treat neurological, psychological, or neurodevelopmental disorders.
Discuss the behavioral symptoms associated with neurological, psychological, or neurodevelopmental disorders.
Analyze the neurophysiological underpinnings of diseases and disorders.
Analyze the effects of stress on memory and emotions.
Examine the relationship between memory and emotions.
Examine the relationship between learning and memory.
Explain the neurophysiology of learning and memory pathways.