This course is an introduction to the questions addressed by scientists who aim to understand the biological basis of behavior. Students will be introduced to this dynamic field, which investigates the brain, its structure and function, and the ways in which the brain drives behaviors. Topics covered within the course include behavioral genetics, evolutionary psychology, neuroanatomy, physiological perspectives of sensory perception, learning and memory, sleep and dreaming, drug addiction, emotion, human sexuality, and biological bases of psychiatric disorders.
Prerequisite: PSYC110G and successful completion of HS Biology, or instructor permission. Fulfills Lab Science or Social Science requirement.
Spring semester.