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DPSY 812 BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF BEHAVIOR (3 Credits)

Neurophysiology and pharmacology, emphasizing the relationship of brain mechanisms and synaptic chemistry to behavior. Special topics include: techniques for studying brain-behavior relationships; sensory and motor systems; homeostasis and regulation of internal states; emotions, aggression and stress; learning and memory; and the biological bases of mental illness.

Learning Outcomes:

  • a proficiency in reading and writing within the conceptual framework of biological basis of behavior;
  • an oral proficiency in understanding the genesis of biological basis of behavior;
  • n ability to identify, analyze, and question the origin of various analysis models;
  • a familiarity with understanding the rationale of biological basis of behavior within a society;
  • and a familiarity with the biological basis of behavior.