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SYLLABUS PSY308 Biopsychology Spring 2008 Location: NOA 1.126 Time: TTH 2:00-3:30 Unique: 43950 Instructor: Prof. Theresa Jones, office: Seay Hall 5.248, email: [email protected] Phone: 232-1814; Office Hours: T 3:30-4:30, W 2:00-3:00 and by appointment Teaching Assistant: Amber O'Bryant, office: SW7 Room 103 , email: [email protected] Office Hours: M 11:00-1:00, T & TH 3:30-4:00 and by appointment Content : Introduction to the biological bases of psychological processes and behavior. Our emotional experiences, personal identity, motor skills, sexuality, complex thoughts and other behaviors are all a product of our brain and the rest of the nervous system. Biopsychology is the study of the biological basis of behavior. This course covers basic concepts, findings and research in the field of Biopsychology. Textbook : Biopsychology, John PJ Pinel, 6th edition (ISBN 0205595901) . Schedule* Date Topic Readings Jan. 15 Introduction (Chpts. 1& 2 are recommended , but not required) Jan. 17 Anatomy of the Nervous System Chapter 3 Jan. 22 " Jan. 24 Neural Physiology Chapter 4 Jan. 29 ", Drugs- Mechanisms of Action Sections 15.1, 15.2, 15.5 & 15.6 of Chpt. 15 Jan. 31 Drugs (cont.) " Feb. 5 " " Feb. 7 TEST 1 Chapters 3,4 and subsections of 15 Feb. 12
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