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Sacramento City College Biological Psychology PSY 310 Units: 3 Section: 16877 Fall 2019 Lecture: RSH 271 Time: T-Th: 2:30-3:50 Instructor: Chris T. Tromborg, Ph.D. Davis Academic Center Office & Hours: DAC 128: Time: M-W: 9:30-10:00 & 3:30-4:00 Main Campus Office & Hours : RHS 286 Time: T-Th: 4:00-5:30 Friday: (Davis Academic Center ) Office: DAC 128 Time: 9:00-11:00 by appointment Phone: SAC 1-916-558-2514 DAC 1-916-558-2514 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: christromborg.com Course Assistant: Zachary Holder Contact Information: [email protected] Textbook: Biological Psychology (13 th, 10 th -11 th -12 th Eds.) by James W. Kalat Wadsworth-Cengage Publishing: 13 th 2019 Hard Cover 13 th ISBN: 978-1-337-74312-9. Loose-Leaf with MindTap 13 th ISBN: 978-1-337-74316-7. Ebook 6 month on-line Access 13 th ISBN: 978-1-337-67893-3. The Human Brain Coloring Book by Diamond, Scheibel, and Elson by Harper Perennial; Harper Collins (ISBN: 978-006-460-3065) Course Description and Objectives Biological Psychology is a course designed primarily for psychology majors interested in developing a better understanding of the biological basis of behavior. 1
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The course consists of a broad review of general topics and current research in the related fields of psychobiology, physiological psychology, neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neuroethology, and psychopharmacology. Topics addressed in this course include: the philosophy of science; history of brain research; scientific methodology; the biological determinates of behavior; sensory processes; perceptual processes; neurological disorders; treatment of disorders; and research ethics. This course is designed to foster a better appreciation for the behavior of both human and non-human animals by emphasizing a comparative approach to the study of their nervous systems and the influence these exert on behavior. Results generated through research employing several different theoretical perspectives will be presented in class for discussion, a process in which students are encouraged to participate. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: >> demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, current findings, research methods, and interdisciplinary components of biological psychology. >> evaluate the psychobiological bases of various cognitive processes and behavior, including sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, reproduction, movement, language, learning and memory, cognition and consciousness, and psychological disorders. >> demonstrate a basic understanding of the scientific method and ethical issues related to the use of human and nonhuman subjects in psychobiological research. >> identify and describe the general anatomical structures of the central and peripheral nervous systems, their functions, and their interactions with the endocrine and immune systems.
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