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2018-2019 Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 605 - Biological Foundations of Behavior (3 Credits)

Prerequisite(s): None
The course will familiarize students with the biological principles and theories related to human behavior and introduce various approaches within the field of biopsychology. Topics including genetic influences on behavior, the relationship between brain function and behavior, anatomy and the nervous system, motor systems, neurons and brain plasticity. Reflecting recent advances in the field regarding the age-old nature-nurture question, the course takes a dynamic-systems approach to understanding how biology and environment contribute to human behavior and development.