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Biopsychology

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Biopsychology involves studying the reciprocal relationship between the sciences of life (biology) and behavior (psychology). An emphasis is placed on interactions between brain structure and function with behavior including actions, thoughts, and emotions. Related topics include evolutionary perspectives on brain and behavior, biological explanations of ordered and disordered behavior, and ethical concerns of research and practice involving neuroscience.

Biopsychology majors will be able to:

  • Exhibit an understanding of foundational concepts and theories in biology, psychology, and neuroscience.
  • Analyze current theory and research in biopsychology through primary scientific literature.
  • Explain the biological basis of behavior from multiple levels of analysis.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of research tools and techniques in biopsychology including experimental design and data analysis.
  • Identify and critically evaluate ethical issues confronting neuroscience.

For more information contact:

Ward Jones
Coordinator, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
608-796-3462
wmjones@viterbo.edu

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