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Physiological Psychology

This course introduces the biological basis of behavior. Students gain an appreciation of how the human brain creates a perception of the physical world, develop the ability to critically evaluate research in biological psychology, and understand the biological mechanisms that underlie psychological phenomena. Topics include research in biological psychology, anatomy of the nervous system, development of the nervous system, neurons and action potential, communication at the synapse, effects of psychoactive drugs, sensory systems, motivation and emotion, sleep/wake cycles, learning and memory, lateralization and language, and the biological basis of psychopathology. C-ID PSY-150.

Subject: PSYC
Course Number: 260
Section Number: 1638
Units: 3
Instructor: Fast,Lisa

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: 3124
Office hours: TBA
Phone: (760) 757-2121 ext. 6515
Instructor notes: Students will take three exams on campus or approved test center.

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