2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jan 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY61050 - Biological Aspects of Behavior

(3 units)
Presentation of the anatomy and physiology of the human central nervous system, neuroanatomy, hormonal and chemical regulation. Discussion focuses on concepts of arousal, the acquisition and processing of information, adaptation to environment, motivation, activity, sleep, behavior genetics. Contemporary research and diagnostic technologies concerned with brain function are reviewed as are chemical and electrophysiological aspects. Various topics include the clinical course, manifestations and implications of various brain pathologies and possible organic contributions to behavioral or psychological dysfunctions commonly encountered in the clinical setting.