April1st2008 - PSC 101 Introduction to Psychobiology...

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PSC 101 Introduction to Psychobiology Instructor: Brian Trainor 102G Young Hall Office Hours:TR 4-5:30 Email: bctrainor@ucdavis.edu
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Goals for the Course • Provide a broad overview of the field of biological psychology • Learn how biological mechanisms regulate behavior (including learned behavior) • Apply knowledge of behavioral systems to new situations
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Taking the “vs.” out of nature vs. nurture •“ …a devil, a born devil, on whose nature Nurture can never stick” – William Shakespeare ( The Tempest , 17 th century) •“ Give me a dozen healthy infants…. . – John B. Watson ( Behaviorism , 1930) • How do biological mechanisms mediate genetic and environmental effects on behavior?
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Textbook • Biological Psychology 5 th edn (Beedlove, – Should be a useful study guide – Almost every class will have material not included in the book, reading the book will not be enough – This book is used in some upper division biopsychology courses
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Smartsite Resources • Powerpoint slides • Practice exam questions
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Exams • Three mid-term exams – April 24 th – May 15 th – June 5 th • NO MAKEUP EXAMS, PERIOD • Final exam will be cumulative : June 10 th 10:30-12:30
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Exam Policy • If you score higher on the final exam than on one of the 3 midterms, your lowest midterm grade will be dropped and replaced with your score on the final exam • If you score lower on the final than all 3 midterms, no midterm scores will be replaced
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A Chance for Redemption 83 79 Average 83 83 Cumulative Final 83 70 Midterm 3 85 85 Midterm 2 80 80 Midterm 1 Replace No replace
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81.5
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April1st2008 - PSC 101 Introduction to Psychobiology...

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