Psychology | Introductory Psychology 1
P101 | 3421 | M. Sandstrom


This first course in the Psychology Department's introductory sequence
will acquaint students with the nature of, and terminology used in the
fascinating field of experimental psychology.  The focus of this
course will be the biological basis of behavior, and will include
discussion of the following topics:  research methods, a basic
overview of nervous system structure and function, sensation and
perception, and topics of higher cognition such as learning, memory,
motivation, and emotion.  The approach of P101 is distinguished from
that followed in P102, the second course in the sequence, primarily by
its concentration on underlying biological mechanisms of behavior as
opposed to more cognitive, clinical, or social components of behavior.