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PS 3014
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Sutherland

Pre-requisite(s): PS 1009, PS 1010, PS 1509, PS 1510, PS 2015, PS 2016, PS 2515 and PS 2516.

Co-requisite(s): PS 3012 and PS 3011 for Behaviorial Studies. PS 3012, PS 3011, PS 3009 for Psychology. PS 3012 for Joint Honours and Neuroscience with Psychology.

The lectures on psychopharmacology will provide accounts of the neural mechanisms underlying the effects of common psychotropic medicines (including drugs used to treat schizophrenia, depression and anxiety) and recreational drugs (including alcohol, cocaine and ecstasy). The lectures on neuropsychology and biological psychology will provide accounts of how brain damage, genes and hormones can affect behaviour and cognition.

12 week course - 1 one-hour lecture per week and 1 two-hour tutorials during the course.

1st Attempt: One 90 minute written examination (75%), in-course written assignment of no more than 2,000 words (20%), activities during tutorials (5%).

Resit: One 90 minute written examination (75%), in-course written assignment of no more than 2,000 words (20%), activities during tutorials (5%).