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. Discuss the main physiological components of the sensory, cognitive, and language systems.
  2. Evaluate biological structures and motor functions affected by disorders such as apraxia, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.
  3. Evaluate the research on the importance of the brain areas involved with eating and drinking and describe the differences between obesity, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia.
  4. Analyze the study of physiological psychology from historical beginnings to current understandings in the field. Describe theoretical contributions and advancements in research methodology. Relate these discoveries across a timeline of events to detail physiological understanding of the human brain.
  5. Discuss and describe the structures, regions, and functions of the human brain and nervous system.
  6. Compare and contrast the components of emotion. Describe the main theories that have been used to explain emotion and the functions, structures, and regions of the brain essential to emotion expression. Observe any cultural differences in emotional expression.
  7. Compare and contrast data and hypotheses about the functions of sleep and normal sleep stages. Discuss the cognitive and physiological consequences of sleep deprivation, change in circadian rhythms, and sleep disorders. Evaluate the effects of mental activity and exercise on sleep.
  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.

PreRequisites

  1. PSY 1010
  2. BIO 1030

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


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