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PSY 325: PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY Course Number 1002-LEC (24674) Office: 231 Schwada Building E-mail: [email protected] Office Hrs: Tuesday (8:30 AM -10:30 AM) Friday (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) Class Time: Tu, Th 10:30 - 11:45 AM Location: College Of Design South # 15 Instructor: Sudipta Biswas, Ph. D.
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Office: Psychology Building 366 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hrs: By appointment TA: Ryan Meyers Electronics Please turn off phones, pagers, all electronic equipment. It is disruptive to the class. PSY 325 Satisfies one of the Psychology Dept’s Requirement for B.S. or B.A. degree
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Requirements : • Textbook “Carlson” 9th edition * Buy at Bookstore • Pre-requisites * PSY 290 (Research Methods) * OR two Biology Courses Over-rides This class has a maximum capacity of 50 students. No more overrides can be provided. General Course Information
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It is a DIFFICULT course. Involves a lot of hard work and learning new concepts and memorization. INTERDISCIPLINARY Emphasis on biology specifically neurobiology Also involves knowledge of Psychology Biochemistry Physics Molecular biology DYNAMIC FIELD New Information all the time Expectations of This Course
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LECTURE NOTES: Students who want access to lecture notes can download them prior to the lecture using “blackboard.” They will be in PDF. Go to: https://my.asu.edu/ myasucourses, ASUinteractive Lecture notes are NOT required but are HIGHLY recommended because you can focus on the CONCEPTS during class lectures. PRACTICE EXAMS : not available: exam format has changed
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Grades Three Midterm Exams: Lowest Score would be dropped so only 2 would be counted. Midterm 1 150 pts Midterm 2 150 pts Midterm 3 150 pts 300 midterm points total Final Exam = 200 points Total Points = 500 points Make-Up Exams : Not available because one midterm is dropped. Final Exam is comprehensive Final Grades are based upon: A: 90-100% B: 80-89% C: 70-79% D: 60-69%
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Extra Credit points are added after the final scores have been tallied. Extra credits are not used to increase a score by one full letter grade. Instead, they are meant to boost students to the next grade when they are within 2 to 3 points of the next grade . Instructor approval is required before you do an extra credit project. Option 1 (10 pts) Design an illustration to be used as a powerpoint illustration to be used in future Psychology 325 classes. Extra credit Grading 1. Helpfulness (4 pts): 2. Clarity (3 points): 3. Effort (3 pts): Extra Credit Option
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Chapter 1: Introduction
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What is Physiological Psychology? Physiological Psychology is the study of how the brain affects behavior using all kinds of animals (excluding humans). Cognitive Psychology is the study of how the brain affects behavior in humans.
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Understanding Human Consciousness Consciousness : Refers to a variety of concepts May be simple wakefulness It can be altered by changes in brain chemistry * it may be a physiological function May or may not include awareness of perceptions Blindsight : Interesting phenomenon that can illustrate the meaning of consciousness (Weiskrantz et al., 1974).
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