Biological Psychology 1

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biological Psychology 1

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    To introduce students to the biological basis of human behaviour and explain theories of biological influences on behaviour. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the major theories and perspectives of biological psychology
    2. Assess the strengths and limitations of using biological systems to explain human behaviour
    3. Explain the contribution of genetics to human behaviour
    4. Explain the impact of evolutionary theories on biopsychology
    5. Identify and explain ethical issues in using humans and animals in biopsychological research
    6. Describe how the central, autonomic nervous and endocrine systems are involved in psychological processes
    7. Define the biopsychosocial bases for a range of substance abuse, mood and psychiatric disorders