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Biopsychology

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Biopsychology is the study of the reciprocal relationship between biological and psychological functions and adaptations in relationship to behavior. It is an interdisciplinary field, encompassing biology, psychology, and chemistry. This program will benefit undergraduates with a passion for both biology and psychology, particularly with interest in brain/behavior relationships. Study focuses on the neural mechanisms of behavior and cognition, evolutionary development of the nervous system and behavior, and mechanisms of nervous system and psychiatric disorders.

Biopsychology majors will be able to:

  • demonstrate the interrelationship between the human body and human psychology;
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills, in writing and verbal presentations in core classes;
  • analyze primary literature about research and theory in the fields of biopsychology and neuroscience;
  • develop skills in collateral areas such as statistical analysis and experimental design;
  • identify and think critically about the ethical issues confronting neuroscience;
  • build an understanding of the complexity of societal issues with diverse cultures;
  • exhibit an understanding of foundational theories in both biology and psychology and how they manifest in behavior.

For more information contact:

Ward Jones
Coordinator, Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division
608-796-3462
wmjones@viterbo.edu