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PSYC 202 Introduction to Physiological Psychology • 5 Cr.


Introduces the physiological systems that underlie behavior with emphasis on the nervous system, sensory systems, endocrine system, and research methods unique to the field of physiological psychology. Fulfills natural science course requirement at BC. Recommended: PSYC& 100.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an appropriate use of terms and theories related to the field of physiological psychology.
  • Identify the structures and functions of the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system, and sensory systems as they are integrated tosubserve behavior. For example, students will be able to recognize structures of the brain and sensory systems from a diagram, a model or a dissection.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the application of scientific method to the study of the biology of behavior, (i.e., by critically analyzing and/or proposing a scientific test of a claim about the biological aspects of behavior)
  • Discriminate among the diagnostic technologies used to study brain function and brain structure.
  • Identify the contributions of prominent theorists in the field of physiological psychology.



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