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Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour (PSY351)

Organisational Unit School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Credit Points 4
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Description This unit introduces students to the biological foundations of human behaviour. Topics include the organisation and function of the nervous system, the physiological basis of sensory experiences and movement, the psychophysiology of motivational states such as sleep, temperature and eating, and the neurobiology of cognitive processes such as language and memory. Biological influences on emotion and psychopathology, and the impact of negative emotions on health, will also be addressed.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; tutorials: 5 x 2 hours per teaching period.
Prerequisites PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods and PSY212 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis. PSY211 Psychological Methods I and PSY212 Psychological Methods II may be substituted for these units, respectively.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed PSY314 Psychology of Motivation and Emotion or PSY251 Biological Bases of Behaviour may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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