PSY 213 : Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience

Surveys the role of the brain and nervous system in behavior, psychological functioning, and neurophysiological processes that underlie human development.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted. PSY 201A or one year of biology accepted.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Identify the brain’s neuroanatomy and its functions throughout the nervous system to understand behavior and mental processes.
  • Use the human sensory system to understand the biology of sleep and the role of the visual system, and the functions of sustaining life.
  • Use an understanding of neurophysiology principles to associate the effects of psychopharmacology on human development and, pathological behavior.
  • Evaluate and understand the role of brain functioning in the development, diagnosis, and treatment of brain-based disorders
  • Apply an understanding of brain functioning to the conduct of one’s own life.
  • Apply this knowledge to abilities including attention, learning, perception of others and decision making.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOT-B.

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