Psychology 353-80, Diamond


Welcome Letter for Physiological Psychology 353-80



Dr. Bruce J. Diamond




Course No. & Section:

Psych 353-80



Office Hours:



Hello and welcome to Physiological Psychology


Course Description:

This course explores some of the major relationships between  brain, behavior and physiology and the methods and techniques that are currently used to  examine these relationships. In addition to a historical perspective, this course will also discuss current research findings  and how these findings impact our lives.


This course requires that you approach the material in an organized and disciplined manner. You should read a book chapter each week and use online resources that are provided in order to learn and understand the materials. The following resources include content and media related information as well resources that can help enhance your learning and provide opportunities for self-assessment.


Biological Psychology  or ebook. (Cengage)
10th Edition James W. Kalat - North Carolina State University
0534588166   576 pages




1. The Major Issues

2. Nerve Cells and Nerve

3. Synapses

4. Anatomy of the Nervous

5. Development and Plasticity

6. Vision

7. The Other Sensory Systems

8. Movement

9. Wakefulness and Sleep

10. Internal Regulation

11. Reproductive Behavior

12. Emotional Behaviors

13. The Biology of Learning

14. Cognitive Functions

15. Psychological Disorders


Study and Self-Assessment Resources


There will be NO make-up exams…unless you can provide written, valid and verifiable proof  of a medical or other valid  reason for missing an exam.  Objective questions.

Quiz 1: 20%

Quiz II: 20%:

Quiz III: 20%

Quiz IV: 20%

Quiz V: 20%

Each quiz will cover three chapters.

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