PSYC 202 Introduction to Physiological Psychology • 5 Cr.


Introduces the physiological systems that underlie behavior with emphasis on the nervous system, sensory systems, endocrine system, and research methods unique to the field of physiological psychology. Fulfills natural science course requirement at BC. Recommended: PSYC& 100.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify the components of the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system and describe their functions.
  • Describe the chemical influences on behavior at the molecular, cellular, and the systemic level of the organism.
  • Describe the unique challenges in the application of the scientific method to the study of behavior and distinguish between the technologies employed in studying the brain.
  • Employ the terms and theories related to physiological psychology in their appropriate contexts.
  • Distinguish between the major contributions of the prominent theorists in the field of physiological psychology. 
  • Describe the dynamic relationship between evolution, genetics and the environment as it influences physiology and behavior.