PSYC-209

Biological Psychology

CREDITS: 3
LENGTH: 15 weeks
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REQUISITES: Prerequisite: PSYC-102 minimum C
 
DESCRIPTION:
This course provides an overview of contemporary knowledge about the interrelationships among biological processes, the mind, and behaviour. Major topics include neuroanatomy, cellular communication, nervous system development, neuroplasticity, and the influence of drugs and hormones on behaviour. Methods of investigating biological processes and research methodology in biological psychology will be studied. Sensory and motor systems as well as higher cognitive processes such as learning, memory, and language will also be introduced. Students will learn about the role of biological mechanisms involved in stress, addictions and brain and psychological disorders.

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