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PSYC 202 - Introduction to Physiological Psychology

5 CR

Introduces the physiological systems that underlie behavior with emphasis on the nervous system, sensory systems, endocrine system, and research methods unique to the field of physiological psychology. Note: Fulfills natural science course requirement at BC.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 .

Course Outcomes

  • Identify the components of the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system and describe their functions.
  • Describe the chemical influences on behavior at the molecular, cellular, and the systemic level of the organism.
  • Describe the unique challenges in the application of the scientific method to the study of behavior and distinguish between the technologies employed in studying the brain.
  • Employ the terms and theories related to physiological psychology in their appropriate contexts.
  • Distinguish between the major contributions of the prominent theorists in the field of physiological psychology. 
  • Describe the dynamic relationship between evolution, genetics and the environment as it influences physiology and behavior. 

GenEd Outcomes: Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Science)
GenEd Outcomes: Connections
  • Natural Systems (Science and the Natural World)

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