Biopsychology

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biopsychology

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BI 1000 Introduction to Biology I

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION: 
    An introduction to the nature and role of the biological processes that underlie our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Topics covered will include function of the nervous system, neuroanatomy, and the physiological basis of learning, memory, language, senses, mood disorders, emotion and stress.

    RATIONALE: 
    This is a basic course in undergraduate program in psychology. Factual and conceptual knowledge is given in the biological aspects of human and animal behavior. The course is intended for psychology majors, but it should also be of interest to students in other social sciences.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Identify the divisions of the brain and nervous system and analyze their functions.
    2. Identify and analyze the structure of neurons and how neural impulses are generated.
    3. Analyze the function of the major neurotransmitters and discuss the impact of each on behaviour.
    4. Demonstrate understanding of the research methods of Biopsychology.
    5. Analyze and discuss the relationship of biology to basic processes (e.g. learning and memory, language, stress and emotion, sensation, mood disorders).

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING: 
    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consisted of lectures and class discussions.
    - Office hours
    - Use of Blackboard site