Instructor: Sandra Sanchez
 Check Blackboard and WebAdvisor Contact Information  Phone number  e-mail Anything I may need to know about you  Fo...
 Course information Contact Information Tentative Schedule Important Dates Grading Syllabus Quiz
 90,000 graduates a year in the US  (National Center for Education Statistics, 2008)  80,000 enter the workforce   ▪   ...
 Knowledge base History of Psychology Information gathering and synthesis Research methods and statistical skills Thi...
 Conduct research Promote health Help educate Provide social services Assist business & industry
 Becoming in psychologist with an  undergraduate degree The path to helping people Therapy is the only career in psycho...
Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience                                              8th Edition                           ...
 Studentslearn about the physiological determinants of behavior.  Subjects include behavior evolution, the  nervous syst...
   Upon successful completion of the course the student will    be able to:   1. Differentiate between neural and behavi...
   6. Identify and compare chemical communication    processes   7. Differentiate components of the central nervous    s...
   11. Examine the neural processes involved in the actions    of drugs and teratogens   12. Categorize the chemical, an...
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Psy 260 Course Introduction

  1. 1. Instructor: Sandra Sanchez
  2. 2.  Check Blackboard and WebAdvisor Contact Information  Phone number  e-mail Anything I may need to know about you  For example: need DSPS accomodations, planning on missing a week of class, etc
  3. 3.  Course information Contact Information Tentative Schedule Important Dates Grading Syllabus Quiz
  4. 4.  90,000 graduates a year in the US  (National Center for Education Statistics, 2008)  80,000 enter the workforce ▪ 23% in fields that are closely related to psychology ▪ 33% in fields that are somewhat related to psychology ▪ 61% in business and industry ▪ 30% in education ▪ 9% in governmental agencies
  5. 5.  Knowledge base History of Psychology Information gathering and synthesis Research methods and statistical skills Thinking skills Language skills Interpersonal skills Ethics and value
  6. 6.  Conduct research Promote health Help educate Provide social services Assist business & industry
  7. 7.  Becoming in psychologist with an undergraduate degree The path to helping people Therapy is the only career in psychology Psychology is strictly a soft science
  8. 8. Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience 8th Edition Neil R. Carlson Prepared by: Grant McLaren, Department of Psychology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania •This multimedia product and its contents are protected under copyright law. The following are prohibited by law: any public performance or display, including transmission of any image over a network, preparation of any derivative work, including the extraction, in whole or in part, of any images any rental, lease or lending of the program. Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. 9
  9. 9.  Studentslearn about the physiological determinants of behavior.  Subjects include behavior evolution, the nervous system, and endocrine glands as well as their relationship to perception, learning, motivation, emotion, and personality.
  10. 10.  Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to: 1. Differentiate between neural and behavioral processes that are pertinent to physiological psychology 2. Identify major historical research and subsequent findings 3. Analyze current research methodologies utilized in the study of mind-brain and brain-behavior relationships 4. Examine important aspects of evolutionary development and current issues in behavioral neuroscience 5. Distinguish between different types of cells and neural processes in the brain
  11. 11.  6. Identify and compare chemical communication processes 7. Differentiate components of the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and endocrine system 8. Compare and contrast empirical methods of measuring structures and activities within the brain: EEG, MRI, PET, SPECT, and CT 9. Analyze the processing issues involved in the sensory modalities and the relationship between sensation and perception 10. Compare and contrast neural processes involved in emotional expression, mental experience, and behavior
  12. 12.  11. Examine the neural processes involved in the actions of drugs and teratogens 12. Categorize the chemical, anatomical, and physiological components of the different stages/phases of human consciousness 13. Examine the neural and chemical basis of various psychopathologies 14. Evaluate and compare the neural and chemical basis for reinforcement as well as for associational and operant learning and language 15. Assess the various interventions for psychopathology that have their origins in behavioral neuroscience.

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