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This course will introduce students with limited background in biology to the myriad of theories and research pertaining to the biological foundations of behavior and cognition. Using genetic, evolutionary, endocrine, and neuroscience perspectives, we will investigate the biological basis of perception, action, learning, memory, emotion, sleep, mating, health, language, personality, and mental health. We will also consider the ethical dilemmas surrounding the use and potential misuse of new genetic and neuroscientific biotechnologies to study and alter behavior in humans and other animals. Prerequisites: PSYCH 101WL or 101NL or Instructor Permission.

Bill DeCoteau
Fall 2023
Course Code:
PSYC 270