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|[pic] |Syllabus | | |College of Social Sciences | | |PSY/240 Version 7 | | |The Brain, the Body, and the Mind |

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Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the investigation of physiological and neurological basis for human behavior. The student will be able to study and discuss various influences on personality development, such as pre-natal maternal behavior; gender; nature versus nurture; brain development; genetic composition; sensory motor interactions; learning disabilities; drug impacts; and neurological diseases.

Policies

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Pinel, J. P. J. (2011). Biopsychology (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Introduction to Biopsychology | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Describe biopsychology and its theoretical framework. | | | | |Explain the effects of behavior on evolution. | | | | |Explain the concepts behind the nature versus nurture issue. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. | | | | |Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | | | |Readings |Read Appendix A. | | | | |Read Ch. 1, 2, & 3 of Biopsychology. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |4 out of 7 days|40 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. |Day 2 & Day 4 |10 | |CheckPoint |Post a 200- to 300-word response explaining the concepts behind the Pro-nature and |Day 5 |30 | |The Nature-Nurture Issue |Pro-nurture perspectives. Consider the following questions: | | | |...
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