Introduction to Biological Psychology
12 credits and PSYC 120
This course is intended to give an introductory overview of the biological approach to psychology, with a focus on neuroscience and the evolutionary perspective. Students will acquire critical and creative thinking skills to better evaluate popular media and sensationalized versions of biological psychology. The clinical implications of the most recent research will be considered for each topic. This course will provide an introduction to the biological influences on behavior. Students will gain an understanding of basic neuroscience and evolutionary and genetic research, as they apply to the field of psychology.