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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2006

PSY 308 • Biopsychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44720 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
NOA 1.124

Course Description

Introduction to the biological bases of psychological processes and behavior. Our emotional experiences, personal identity, motor skills, sexuality, complex thoughts and other behaviors are all a product of our brain and the rest of the nervous system. Biopsychology is the study of the biological basis of behavior. This course covers basic concepts, findings and research in the field of Biopsychology.

Grading Policy

There will be three exams and a comprehensive final exam. Each exam (worth 50 points) will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions. Each exam will be worth 25% of your overall grade.

The highest score you can obtain is 200 points. The final letter grades at the end of the semester will be based on a grading curve. That is, the mean of the three highest cumulative scores in the class will be used as a reference score (100%); 90% of this reference score will be the cut-off for an "A", 80% for a "B", 70% for a "C" and 60% for a "D".


Carlson: Foundations of Physiological Psychology, 6th edition


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