PP7050 Physiological Psychology

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces brain-behavior correlates, the systematic function of the nervous system, and basic psychopharmacology.  Areas covered include anatomy, physiology, synaptic processes, biological foundations of language, cognition, learning, memory, and psychopathology, as well as endocrine processes and the impact of these systems on behavior and psychopathology.

Orientation

January 12, 2015

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Preface

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Week 1

January 12, 2015

Biological Approaches to explaining and understanding Behavior

Week 2

January 19, 2015

 

Genetics:

  • Heredity and the Environment

  • How Genes Affect Behaviors

Week 3

January 26, 2015

Neural Transmission

  • Resting Potential of Neuron

  • Action Potential

  • All or None Law

Week 4

February 2, 2015

Neural Transmission

  • Properties of a Synapse

  • Temporal and Spatial Summation

  • Chemical Events at the synapse

Week 5

February 9, 2015

Neurotransmitters and

Psychopharmacological effects

  • Drug Mechanisms & neural effects

Week 6

February 16, 2015

Neurotransmitters and Psychopharmacological effects

  • Drug Mechanisms & neural effects

Week 7

February 23, 2015

Visual, Auditory and Tactile Perception

  • Brain processing of sensory information

  • Sensory information

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