syllabus 326 spring 2011(1) (1)

syllabus 326 spring 2011(1) (1) - PSYC 326 Behavioral...

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PSYC 326 Behavioral Neuroscience Spring 2011 Page 1 This course is an introduction to the biological bases of behavior. We will use the topic of learning and memory as a theme to go into depth into the observations and psychological concepts (the behavior and cognitive processes) and the biology (in terms of the anatomy, physiology, neurochemistry, and endocrinology) that make up the discipline behavioral neuroscience. The topic of learning is central both for understanding normal behavior and clinically for changing behavior, cognition and emotion. Psychology 100g or permission of the instructor is a prerequisite. Class Schedule : Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:50 PM, THH 202 Text book : Neil Carlson (2007). Physiology of Behavior , 10th Edition. New York, Pearson/Allyn & Bacon. ISBN 0-205-66627-2. Blackboard: Always go to Blackboard to see the latest updates of the syllabus and other material. All files that I put on Blackboard are found under Blackboard>Syllabus . For example, you will find the file "psyc 326 lecture outline” which is an outline of the lectures. You will also find files related to calculating your grades for the course. syllabus -- the current updated syllabus lecture outlines -- approximate outlines of the lectures I will give in this course. I am always reviewing and modifying the lectures, so what I say in class may depart from these outlines. For testing, what I say in class supersedes anything in these lecture outlines. The purpose of my lectures is to tell you what I think you should know and to cover information I know will be test questions. making and taking tests -- insight into how your tests are constructed. For your own studying, I would advise that you think in terms of how you would write and answer test questions on the material. how to calculate weighted grades -- instructions on how you can calculate the combined score for the differing importance of text and lecture questions, if you are curious or do not trust our calculations. nervous system outline -- an outline of the nervous system that is meant to assist the student in conceptualizing and naming the different parts of the brain and spinal cord. brain diagrams -- pictures of lateral and medial views of the human brain that are meant to assist the student. Carlson outlines -- my outlines of the Carlson textbook that the students may find helpful in their studying. These are my outlines for the entire chapters, but students are only responsible for knowing those sections listed in the syllabus for the tests . These outlines include differences between the current edition of Carlson and previous editions. Information that has been removed for the current edition is struck out; information that is new in the current edition is in colored text; occasionally I have made notations that are enclosed in brackets []; some material in the new edition has been moved from a previous location in the old editions.
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course PSYC 326 taught by Professor Chambers,lavond during the Spring '05 term at USC.

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