Biopsychology B (Effects of Brain Damage & Drugs) Online Course
From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks
Broaden your understanding of physiological (including genetic) influences on brain process, (such as memory), and human behaviour. A stand alone course that complements Biopsychology A, however a wider perspective is acquired by studying the same course.
- Understand how evolution, genetics and experience influence behaviour and individual differences.
- Discuss methods of research used to understand the functioning of the nervous system and behaviour.
- Explain different causes of brain damage and the resultant effects on brain functioning.
- Understand neuro-plasticity from the perspective of development, learning and recovery from brain damage.
- Delineate the effects of drugs on the CNS and to explain biopsychological theories of addiction and reward systems in the brain.
- Describe memory structures in the brain, theories of memory storage and evidence from different types of amnesia.
- Describe different models of language localisation and to evaluate evidence for these models.
Your TutorDr. Nicholas Harris B. Psychology (Hons I), PhD
Nicholas is a social psychologist; he studies and teaches on topics involving group-level and individual-level behavior, as well as examining the effect of the situation. Nicholas has been involved in writing textbooks and research papers in psychology. Nicholas’ teaching experience is vast; he has taught social psychology, indigenous and intercultural psychology, statistics, research methods, psychological measurement and assessment, personality, organizational psychology, counselling skills, and ethics. Nicholas has also completed a number of short courses on counselling and suicide prevention, and has volunteered for a number of years with Lifeline. Nicholas has supervised a number of honours and master’s research theses.