PSY-231 - Physiological Psychology

3 credits This course offers students a comprehensive examination of the human experience from a biological perspective, exploring the physiological approach for studying behavior, emotion, cognition, and psychological disorders. A large emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the anatomical structures and functions of the nervous system and other physiological systems connected to a wide range of psychological processes such as motivation, learning, memory, sensation, and perception. Additionally, this course will review various psychological disorders resulting from neurological damage and dysfunction, highlighting treatment methods and neuropharmacology options. While approaching content using a primarily biological perspective, students will explore multiple theories and practical applications centered around the relationships between our brain, body, mind and behavior.

Prerequisite(s): PSY-101 (minimum grade C-)

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation's Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.