Biological Bases of Behaviour III
Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao
Area of Study
Students are expected to have acquired the competences trained in Biological Bases of Behaviour I and II.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The main role of a psychologist is to understand and predict human behaviour. This subject provides students with an insight into Basic Motivators and Emotions, their general features, determining variables, and particularly, the Psychobiological Processes involved. Understanding these processes and others related to them, will promote professional development in any of the applied fields of Psychology.
Generic competence: GC1: LEARNING ORIENTATION:
to incorporate the learning proposed by the lecturer, actively endeavouring to understand and assimilate what is taught. Strategically and flexibly utilising learning in accordance with objectives, based on recognition of how one learns and on awareness of learning per se (relating new information to previous mental schema and utilising the new schema generated).
SC1: To assess peripheral physiological responses triggered by a laboratory experimental situation, applying the specific knowledge about methodology and data collection on this discipline.
SC2: To appreciate multidisciplinary work as enriching and complementary, applying in the design of assessment and intervention strategies the perspective of any discipline related with biopsychology.
SC3: To design assessment and intervention strategies based on physiological mechanisms that underlie the main biopsychological variables.
Unit 1: Physiological psychology and psychophysiology - Defining characteristics - Differences in terms of methods, subjects and variables - The physiological recording
Unit 2: PAIN - Different approaches of pain - Ascending and descending pain pathways - Pain diagnosis and treatment
Unit 3: Thirst and intake behavior - Thirst control - Intake behavior regulation - Anorexia and bulimia nervosa
Unit 4: sexual behavior mechanisms of control - Neuroendocrine system: sexual hormones regulation - Male and female sexual organs and characteristics development - Sexual and reproductive behavior - Sexual identity and orientation
Unit 5: Sleep and dreaming - Sleep phases and circadian cycles - Sleep deprivation consequences
Unit 6: Emotions - Emotional pattern responses - Communication of emotions - Feelings
Unit 7: Drug addictions and Neurotransmitters
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.