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Biological and Genetic Bases of Psychology

Code 14839
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Biology
Entry requirements N/A
Mode of delivery classroom
Work placements NA
Learning outcomes The student must acquire knowledge / skills that allow him to understand and recognize the importance of biological processes in psychological processes and functions. Thus, at the end of the CU he should be able to frame biopsychology into its field of knowledge, describe the evolutionary aspects associated with behavior, use the neuroanatomical nomenclature as a support for the description of areas and structures, describe the main cortical areas and the main divisions of the the nervous system, describe the forms of communication between neurons, discuss the performance of drugs on synapses and their effects on neuronal communication, describe the different research methodologies in biopsychology. He should be able to work within groups, analyze, synthesize and integrate information from various sources in a critical way.
Syllabus Epistemology of Biopsychology;
Evolution, Genetics and Behavior;
Neuroanatomy;
Neurobiophysics and Neurobioquímica;
Methodologies of investigation in Biopsychology.
Visual system.
Main Bibliography Pinel, John (2011). Biopsychology. Pearson: Boston.
Cosenza, R. M. (2005). Fundamentos de neuroanatomia. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan.
Kandel, E. R., Schwartz, J. H., & Jessell, T. M. (2000). Principles of neural science (4 ed.). New York: Mcgraw-Hill.
Kolb, B., & Whishaw, I. Q. (2001). An introduction to brain and behavior. Worth Publishers.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Students are assessed at the end of each chapter.
It is a condition for admission to carry out all evaluation moments.
It is a condition for admission to obtain at least 6 points of final classification.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-02-04

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