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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2009

PSY 308 • Biopsychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43031 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
NOA 1.116

Course Description

This course will be an introduction to the biological bases of psychological processes and behavior. The first part of the course will focus on the structure and function of the components of the nervous system that underlie behavior.

The second part of the course will examine how our nervous system interacts with our environment to produce the behaviors, emotions, thoughts and motor activity involved in daily life. This course covers basic concepts, findings and research in the field of Biopsychology.

Grading Policy

The course grade will be based on three examinations, each covering about one-third of the course material and an optional cumulative final exam. Exams will make up 75% of the grade for this course. There will also be small assignments and a participation/attendance grade that will be worth 25% of the final grade.


Breedlove, S.M., Rosenzweig, M.R. and Watson, N.V. (2007). Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience, 5th ed. Sinauer Associates.


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