By Kajal Singh Categories: Psychology
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Dive into the intriguing world of biopsychology with our self-paced course. Explore the fascinating connections between biology and psychology, unraveling how brain functions influence behavior and mental processes. Learn about neural mechanisms, neurotransmitters, and their impact on emotions, cognition, and behavior. Discover the biological basis of various psychological disorders and explore the latest research in brain imaging technologies. Whether you’re a student, researcher, or simply curious about the brain-mind connection, this course offers a comprehensive exploration of biopsychology concepts. Enroll now to gain valuable insights into the intersection of biology and psychology!

What Will You Learn?

  • Nature and Scope of Biopsychology: Understand the foundational principles and scope of biopsychology, exploring its interdisciplinary nature and the study of biological processes underlying behavior.
  • Neurophysiology: Gain insights into nerve cells (neurons), nerve impulses, and synapses, learning how electrical and chemical signals contribute to neural communication.
  • Brain Functions: Explore the biological basis of emotional behaviors, wakefulness and sleep cycles, as well as the neurobiology underlying learning, memory, and intelligence.
  • Methods in Biopsychology: Learn about various experimental methods used in biopsychology, such as ablation methods, histological techniques, psychophysiological recording methods, electrical and chemical stimulation, stereotaxic lesion procedures, and neuroimaging technologies.
  • Genetics and Behavior: Examine the role of genetics in behavior, studying how genes influence psychological traits and susceptibility to psychological disorders.
  • Psychopathology: Understand how biopsychology contributes to the study of psychological disorders, exploring the neurobiological mechanisms underlying disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety.

Course Content

Module 1
Nature and scope of biopsychology Divisions of biopsychology Genetics and behavior

  • Nature and Scope of Biopsychology
  • Divisions of Biopsychology
  • Genetics and Behavior
  • Module 1 Quiz

Module 2
Methods to study biopsychology:- 1. Ablation Methods 2. Histological Methods 3. Psychophysiological Recording Methods- Start 4. Electrical Stimulation 5. Chemical Stimulation 6.Stereotaxic Lesion 7. Neuroimaging

Module 3
-Nerve Cells and Nerve Impulses -Synapses -Emotional Behaviors

Module 4
-Wakefulness and Sleep -Learning, Memory, and Intelligence -Psychological Disorders

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