CPY-844 : Biological Bases of Behavior

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Psychology
Subject:
Counseling Psychology
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course will introduce the student to the biologic processes which underlie human behavior. Emphasis will be placed on neurologic development, function and structures with an exploration into classic areas of investigation including sensory-motor systems, emotions, human communication, learning/memory, and bio-rhythms. Related topics such as genes and behavior, the relationship between nervous and endocrine systems and behavior, stress and the immune system, psychopharmacology, and biologic considerations in psychopathology will also be addressed. Across these areas, the focus is on clinical implications, ethical issues, social policy needs, and cultural impacts that may result from the study of the biological bases of behavior. 3 credits