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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Physiological Psychology (PSY 303)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

August 2021 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain the basic principles of physiological psychology and the importance of the field within psychology; know the role of the brain in behavior, emotions, and cognition; illustrate brain structure and functional mechanisms; think critically about research in physiological psychology; and outline the basics of neurochemistry and how the brain has a major impact in daily life.


This course provides an overview of the field of physiological psychology and is designed to provide an analysis of basic physiological processes underlying our behavior and emotions. Structure and function of the nervous system, as well as the interrelationships between the brain and such behaviors as learning, memory, emotion, sleeping and mental disorders are discussed in this course. Other topics include drugs and addiction, vision, hearing and other sensory systems, cognitive functions, and research in physiological psychology.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Human Services, Human Development, Addiction Studies, or Allied Health (7/22).