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Syllabus 2018-19 - 12611009 - Physiological Psychology (Psicología fisiológica)

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DEGREE: Grado en Psicología
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Physiological Psychology
CODE: 12611009 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 2 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: TORRE VACAS, Mª LOURDES DE LA
DEPARTMENT: U126 - PSICOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 725 - PSICOBIOLOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: C5 - 107 E-MAIL: mltorre@ujaen.es P: 953213459
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~mltorre
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Topics: 1. Conceptual introduction to Physiological Psychology; 2. Techniques of Physiological Psychology; 3. Pain as a somatosensory process; 3. Neurobiology of vision and hearing. Physiological bases of motot behavior; 4. Pshychobiology of nutrition and  hydromineral regulation. Sleep-wake processes. Biological bases of basic processes of associative and non-associative learning. Psychobiology of learning and human memory.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The most used methodology will be the expository class in large group. 

The classes in small groups will generate 4-5 activities (related with: bibliographic search of scientificts texts in the field of neuroscience, comprehensive reading of these texts, preparation of oral and written communications, and specific activities on some topics of the program).

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The theoretical exam will consist mainly of a test of multiple-choice questions with a maximun value of 7 points. This activity aims to achieve mainly the next learning outcomes: R06 and R09. 

Attendance, especially in small group classes, and the active participation, both in small and large group classes, will be taken into consideration and valuated to a maximun of 0.5 points.

The realization and defence of the programmed activities will have a maximum value of 2.5. By mean of these activities it is pretended to evaluate mainly the next learning outcomes: R02, R03, R04 and R05.

In any case, in order to add the punctuation obtained from the programmed activities and the participation of the student (maximun 3 points), is mandatory to reach an equal or higher punctuation than 3.1 (of 7, wich is the maximum) in the theoretical exam.  

The punctuation obtained from the programmed activities and the participation of the student (maximun 3 points) will be save for the next academic year if the student requests it.

Will not be necessary overcome the programmed activities (though its realization has a mandatory character except justified causes) to sit for the final theotetical exam whose maximum value is 7 point (for the first ordinary call). 

However, in extraordinary calls, the student will have the option to be evaluated both, of the theoretical and of the practical contents, so that he / she could get the maximum punctuation, 10 points.

 

 

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Physiology of behavior. Edition: 9th ed. Author: Carlson, Neil R.. Publisher: Boston: Pearson A&B, cop. 2007  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Learning and memory : from brain to behavior. Edition: 3rd ed.. Author: Gluck, Mark A.. Publisher: New York : Worth Publishers, cop. 2016  (Library)
  • An Introduction to brain and behavior. Edition: 5th ed.. Author: Kolb, Bryan. Publisher: New York : Worth Publishers, cop. 2016  (Library)