PSY 4021

Description

Examines the physiological correlates of behavior. Explores current problems, theories, and techniques in physiological psychology with emphasis on central nervous system mechanisms.

Objectives

  1. Analyze the study of physiological psychology from historical beginnings to current understandings in the field. Relate these discoveries across a timeline of events to detail physiological understanding of the human brain.
  2. Discuss and describe the structures, regions, and functions of the human brain and nervous system.
  3. Describe the contributions of theorists, research methodology, and advances to the field of biological psychology.e.
  4. Evaluate the relationship between the structure and function of movement to symptoms of disorders such as apraxia, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.
  5. Compare and contrast the data and hypotheses about the functions of sleep and normal sleep stages as well as how sleep can be altered abnormally by variables such as sleep deprivation, change in circadian rhythms, effects of exercise and mental activity, and sleep disorders.
  6. Evaluate the research on the importance of the brain areas in eating and drinking and the differences between obesity, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia.
  7. Compare and contrast the components of emotion and describe the main theories that have been used to explain emotion and the functions, structures and main regions of the brain essential to emotion expression, as well as any cultural differences in expression.
  8. Analyze research on etiological and psychopharmacological findings related to Autistic spectrum disorders, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, OCD, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disorder, ADHD, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and addictions. Analyze one neurological or psychological disorder in a research paper using scholarly sources to test a hypothesis related to a physiological aspect of that disorder.

PreRequisites

  1. PSY 1010

Textbook(s)

Physiology of behavior (Rev: 11)

Publisher: Pearson (2013)
Author: Carlson, N.R.
ISBN: 978-0-205-23939-9
Price: $184.72

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu


PSY 4021

Description

Examines the physiological correlates of behavior. Explores current problems, theories, and techniques in physiological psychology with emphasis on central nervous system mechanisms.

Objectives

None

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

None

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu