PSY 316 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Advanced Physiological Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 316
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Students will learn the the complex relations between brain systems, at the cellular and neurochemical levels, and behavior. Specifically they will learn about hte neuroanatomical and neurochemical systems involved in homeostatis, reward and motivation, emotion, learning and addiction. Students will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of brain imaging methodologies, the different attentional network systems within the brain, the prefrontal cortical structures involved working memory, the neurological and neuroendocrine systems involved in the encoding, storage, and retrieval of longterm memories, and the neurological structures involved with the formation and generation of language.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Have an advanced understanding about physiological bases of behavior.
  • Realize the role an importance of underlying neurochemical processes of motivation, reward, punuishment, learning, memory.
  • Explain the effect mechanisms of neurotransmitters.
  • Describe the effects of neuroendocrinal system on human cognitive processes.
  • Discuss the relationship between human related qualities and biological structures.
Course Content This course is to provide students an advanced understanding of the physiological basis of behavior. Topics of discussion will include the structure and function of the nervous system at a molecular, cellular, and system level.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introducing Cognitive Neuroscience WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
2 Introducing the Brain WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
3 The Electrophysiological Brain WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
4 The Imaged Brain WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
5 The Lesioned Brain WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
6 Midterm I
7 The Attending Brain WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
8 The Remembering Brain. WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
9 The Executive Brain WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
10 The Executive Brain II WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
11 Midterm II
12 Language and the brain WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
13 The Social and Emotional Brain WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
14 Addiction WARD, J. (2010). The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (2ND edition).Psychology Press
15 Final
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks Book chapters outlined above, recent articles holding current scientific enquiries in evolutionary psychology, and .ppt presentations.
References Journal of Behavioral Neuroscience Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
25
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
2
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest