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Course SummaryPsychology 311: Physiological Psychology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging psychology topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Lesson 1 - Physiological Psychology - Assignment: Research & Analysis|
The objective of this course is to give students a deep understanding of the functions of the human brain and nervous system. Students will learn about memory, cognition, neurological disorders, sensory systems, sleep cycles, and the impact of drugs.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
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- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Explain neurological functions and how human physiology relates to human cognition emotion, attention, and behavior.
• Describe the functions of the human brain regarding attention, behavior, cognition, emotion, and memory.
• Identify which parts of the brain are responsible for physiological processes related to attention, behavior, cognition, emotion and memory.
• Explain the role of the nervous system in bodily functions and in the development of several common psychological disorders.
• Summarize several types of neurological assessments and describe treatments that exist for individuals in need.
There are no prerequisites for this course, but most students prefer to complete Psychology 101 before taking this course.
Psychology 311: Physiological Psychology consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Psychology 311: Physiological Psychology by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Psychology 311: Physiological Psychology final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Overview of Physiological Psychology||Define the scope of physiological psychology and summarize the history/evolution of the human brain.|
|Understanding the Human Brain||Describe the anatomy of the human brain, including the brain hemispheres, lobes, limbic system and brain stem.|
|Understanding Neurons||Describe the structure of neurons and discuss their functions; define concepts such as neuroglia and neuroplasticity.|
|Nervous System Basics||Explore the parts and functions of the nervous system; explain how age affects the autonomic nervous system; define the concept of homeostasis in the human body.|
|Nerves & the Sensory Systems||Identify the major sensory systems; explain how the various sensory systems function; provide examples of how human behavior is influenced by the sensory systems.|
|Understanding Cognition||Discuss the elements of cognition and cognitive functioning; compare types of heuristics; understand how the brain and cognition changes as we age; define the concept of cognitive bias.|
|Psychology & Memory||Describe several types of memory; understand how memory is categorized; evaluate case studies related to memory; define the concept of memory distortion.|
|Sleep, Wellness & the Brain||Understand the brain's influence on the sleep/wake cycle; talk about the importance of sleep for overall wellness.|
|Impact of Drugs & Trauma on the Nervous System||Explain how drugs and experiences/traumas affect the brain and nervous system.|
|Psychological Disorders & Physiological Components||Describe psychological and mood disorders; explain how these disorders operate; identify the physiological components associated with disordered functioning.|
|Treatment Options for Psychological Issues||Identify the types of treatments available for various disorders, including therapy or medication; explain how treatments can influence behavior, particularly when an individual is treated with medication.|
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