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Psychology 121: Biological Psychology

Spring 2005

Professor Falls

John Dewey Hall 406

656-5748, william.falls@uvm.edu

Lecture Attendance is Mandatory

Grading: 4 exams, each 25% of the final grade

 

Midterm Exams (3) 75%
Final Exam 25%

 

Week Date Topic Reading
1 1/19

1/21

 

Course Overview, Requirements and keys to Success

 
2 1/24

1/26

1/28

Introduction to Biopsychology

Introduction to Biopsychology (continued)

Structure of the Nervous System

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 3

3 1/31

2/2

2/4

Structure of the Nervous System (continued)

Structure of the Nervous System (continued)

Structure of the Nervous System (continued)

Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Chapter 3

4 2/7

2/9

2/11

Research Methods in Biopsychology

Research Methods in Biopsychology (continued)

Research Methods in Biopsychology (continued)

Chapter 5

Chapter 5

Chapter 5

5 2/14

2/16

2/18

Brain Damage and Recovery

Brain Damage and Recovery (continued)

EXAM 1                       Term List

Chapter 10 

Chapter 10

 

6 2/21

2/23

2/25

NO CLASS - President's Day

Brain Damage and Recovery (continued)

Communication in the Nervous System pdf

 

Chapter 10

Chapter 4

7 2/28

3/2

3/4

Communication in the Nervous System (continued)

Communication in the Nervous System (continued)

Drugs and Behavior  pdf

Chapter 4

Chapter 4

Chapter 15

8 3/7

3/9

3/11

Drugs and Behavior (continued)

Drugs and Behavior (continued)

Emotion pdf

Chapter 15

Chapter 15

Chapter 17

9 3/14

3/16

3/18

Emotion (continued)

Emotion (continued)

EXAM 2                    Term List

Chapter 17

Chapter 17

 

10 3/21

3/23

3/25

Spring Recess

 
11 3/28

3/30

4/1

Depression and Anxiety  pdf

Depression and Anxiety (continued)

Schizophrenia pdf

Chapter 18, pages 467-473

Chapter 18, pages 467-473

Chapter 18, pages 462-467

12  4/4

4/6

4/8

Schizophrenia (continued)

Biological Basis of Learning and Memory pdf

Learning and Memory (continued)

Chapter 18, pages 462-467

Chapter 11

Chapter 11

13 4/11

4/13

4/15

Learning and Memory (continued)

Learning and Memory (continued)

EXAM 3                   Term List

Chapter 11

Chapter 11

Chapter 11

14 4/18

4/20

4/22

Sleep and Dreaming pdf

Sleep and Dreaming (continued)

Professor Joe Steinmetz - Indiana University

Chapter 14

Chapter 14

 

15 4/25

4/27

4/29

Sleep and Dreaming (continued)

Sleep and Dreaming (continued)

Biopsychology of Sexual Behavior  pdf

Chapter 14

Chapter 14

Chapter 13

16 5/2

5/4

Consciousness

Exam 4 Term List