PS325 The Physiological Basis of Behavior

Prerequisites: PS 101 and one other PS course, SC 129 or SC 101 and SC 102

In this course the student will be introduced to the neurological foundation of behavior. The student will examine the neuron, its structure and function, the role of neurotransmitters in communication among the neurons, and their specific effects on human behavior. Structures like the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system and their functions will also be examined. The student will also explore how this "hardware" relates to many topics discussed in PS 101. These topics include the following: emotions, motivation, intelligence, psychological disorders, perception, stress, sleep, consciousness, etc. A library component is included.

3 Credit Hours