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PL390 COURSE DETAILS


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PL390 (Version: 2020 1) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PL390 BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 2020 1 Behavioral Sciences and Leadership 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course introduces the cadet to the physiological and anatomical structures and processes that underlie human behavior with emphasis on human performance. The course examines the structure of the nervous and endocrine systems, the mechanisms of seeing and hearing, movement, stress and arousal, learning, memory, biological causes of abnormal behavior, sleep, language, and the effects on performance of damage to neural structures. Cadets are introduced to the scientific examination of real-world bio-psychological problems in laboratory assignments in examining tissue, brains and eyes to provide three-dimensional realism to classroom instruction. This course provides the basis for competence in later engineering psychology electives. Biological Psychology is the "hardware" introduction to engineering psychology.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 4 @ 110 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One laboratory report (1200 words). One scientific critique (1200 words).

PL390 COURSE REQUISITES


None

PL390 (Version 2020-1) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED CRSE DIRECTOR DETAILS
2023 - 1 5 15 75 72 0 3 N PROF MATTHEWS Hours

2023 - 8 1 18 18 1 0 17 N Hours

2024 - 1 4 15 60 42 0 18 N PROF MATTHEWS Hours

2025 - 1 4 15 60 16 0 44 N PROF MATTHEWS Hours

2026 - 1 4 15 60 0 0 60 N PROF MATTHEWS Hours

2026 - 8 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours


PL390 (Version: 1983 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PL390 BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 1983 1 Behavioral Sciences and Leadership 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course introduces the cadet to the physiological and anatomical structures and processes that underlie human behavior with emphasis on human performance. The course examines the structure of the nervous and endocrine systems, the mechanisms of seeing and hearing, movement, stress and arousal, learning, memory, biological causes of abnormal behavior, sleep, language, and the effects on performance of damage to neural structures. Cadets are introduced to the scientific examination of real-world bio-psychological problems in laboratory assignments in examining tissue, brains and eyes to provide three-dimensional realism to classroom instruction. This course provides the basis for competence in later engineering psychology electives. Biological Psychology is the "hardware" introduction to engineering psychology.
LESSONS: 36 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 4 @ 110 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One laboratory report (1200 words). One scientific critique (1200 words).

PL390 COURSE REQUISITES


None