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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
44725 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
SEA 2.108
Allred

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

3 exams each worth 20%, a final comprehensive exam worth 25%, class participation worth 10%, and a class presentation worth 5% of your grade.

Each test will consist of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, definition, matching, and short-answer essay questions. Test questions will draw heavily from lectures (60%). There will also be questions from the chapter readings and class presentations (40%). There are no make-up exams.

Texts

Biopsychology, 6th edition by John P.J. Pinel

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