psych630 | Graduate
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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The Nature of Neurological and Psychological Disorders
- Analyze the neurophysiological underpinnings of diseases and disorders.
- Discuss the behavioral symptoms associated with neurological, psychological, or neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Evaluate cognitive and pharmacological therapies used to treat neurological, psychological, or neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Examine contemporary attitudes toward psychopharmacology in treating neurophysiological disorders.
Psychopharmacology and Drug Abuse
- Describe the neurological mechanisms involved in addictive behavior.
- Describe therapies used to treat substance abuse disorders.
- Examine the structural and functional effects of drug use on neurophysiology and neurochemistry.
A Physiological Approach to Understanding Behavior
- Explain the underlying assumptions of a biopsychological approach to understanding behavior and consciousness.
- Explain the relationship between the nervous system and behavior.
- Describe research methods and strategies used by physiological psychologists.
The Cells of the Nervous System
- Identify the basic structure and function of a neuron.
- Describe the basic structure and function of supporting cells in the central nervous system.
- Describe the primary neurotransmitters’ role in behavior.
- Describe the role of pharmakinetics on neurotransmission.
- Explain the temporary and lasting effects of pharmaceutical drugs on the brain.
Neurophysiology of Vision, Audition, and Motor Control
- Explain common neurological disorders that interrupt vision, hearing, and motor control.
- Explain the nature of sensation and perception as they apply to the five senses.
- Evaluate the relationship between sensation, perception, and consciousness.
- Describe the physiology of the visual, auditory, and motor pathways.
Learning, Memory, and Emotions
- Examine the relationship between learning and memory.
- Examine the relationship between memory and emotions.
- Explain the neurophysiology of learning and memory pathways.
- Analyze the effects of stress on memory and emotions.
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