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PSYC 2050 Introduction to Biological Psychology

This course introduces the scientific study of the biological bases of behavior and its fundamental role in the neurosciences. Physiological, hormonal, and neurochemical mechanisms, and brain-behavior relationships underlying the psychological phenomena of sensation, perception, regulatory processes, emotion, learning, memory, and psychological disorders will be addressed. The course also notes historical scientific contributions and current research principles for studying brain-behavior relationships and mental processes. Ethical standards for human and animal research are discussed in the context of both invasive and non-invasive experimental research. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.


3.00 Credits(s)


Prerequiste: Successful completion of PSYC 1500 Introduction to Psychology with a grade of 'C' or better.


Social Sciences


Advisory: Successful completion of Biology 1500 or 1510 and English 1500 with a 'C' or better; 48 hours lecture