Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Physiological Psychology (PSY 304)
Varies; self-study format.
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: identify the biological roots of physiological psychology; name and describe the various parts and functions of a neuron; list various parts of the brain and outline the development of the nervous system; Understand the role of a neuron’s role drugs are administered; discuss how surgery and chemical or electric stimulation provide information about behavior; recount how visual information is received and processed; differentiate between the somato-sensory pathways; categorize sleep disorders and the stages of REM sleep; examine the neural mechanisms and hormones responsible for gender-based behavior; illustrate how relevant parts of the brain control emotions; detail the physiological underpinnings of hunger and satiety; differentiate between the four types of learning; recount various developmental and degenerative disorders of the brain; and characterize the following disorders: schizophrenia, major affective disorder, sleep disorders, panic disorders, and obsessive compulsive-disorder.
Major topics include: structures and functions of the nervous system, psychopharmacology and research methods, the senses, movement, emotion, eating/digestion, learning, memory, and the neurology of psychological disorders.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (8/21).