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PSY 252 - Mind, Brain, and Behavior

  • 3 credits

Mind, Brain & Behavior is a sophomore-level course on the study of mind and brain, drawing from the fields of cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, and sensation and perception. The course will focus on psychological, biological, and evolutionary explanations of perception, cognition, and behavior. Among the topics to be discussed are: behavioral genetics; brain evolution and development; sensory processes, including neural mechanisms; learning and memory processes, including neural mechanisms; applied cognitive psychology; motivated and goal-oriented behavior and the physiological changes within the brain that accompany psychological disorders.

Prerequisite

PSY 100 (General Psychology)

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