Biopsychology is also known as “Physiological Psychology”, “Psychobiology” or “Biological Psychology”.
Physiology is the study of the way living organisms function. It can encompass the way things move, chemical and bodily processes, growth, atrophy, and anything else that supports or causes physical or chemical changes to occur within the body. Therefore, it differs from anatomy, which is the study of the physical structure of the body.
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The course covers the below topics:
The Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Explain what is meant by the mind-body debate and consider various theories.
Explain how different people can perceive the same stimulus in different ways, due to biological differences between them.
Explain how the condition and functioning of the nervous system can affect the psychology of an individual.
Explain the function of sensory and motor neurons.
Explain the functioning of the cerebellum, the hypothalamus and the thalamus.
Identify which brain structures are present in the limbic system, and their main functions.
Explain how dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine act as neurotransmitters.
Explain how the condition and functioning of the endocrine system can affect the psychology of an individual.
Describe the relationship between psychological stress and the physical response of the body.
Discuss the relationship between emotions and the physical nature of the body.
Discuss the relationship between consciousness and the physical nature of the body.
Describe the effect of three psychoactive drugs on the Central Nervous System.
Explain how the autonomic nervous system works in terms of its sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions.
Successful completion of this course will complement the below careers:
- Health Professionals
- Sports Professionals
100 hours of Study
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This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.
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