Course Code PSYCH 261
Course Title Physiological Psychology
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Roxane Itier)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

Introduction to brain, basic physiological processes, and their roles in behaviour. Topics may include sensing and perceiving, neural bases of action, motivation, learning and memory, and consciousness. Both experimental and clinical data are considered.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Britt Anderson
  • Prerequisite: PSYCH 101/101R
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) Spaces reserved for Psych Majors, Psych Minors, as well as Part-Time Students who normally study online.
2) If this course is full when you attempt to enrol on Quest (e.g., because the enrolment limit and/or reserve cap limits have been reached), see waiting list information for Psychology courses.
3) Students cannot pass the online section of PSYCH 261 unless they pass the final exam. Therefore, the highest course grade that a student can earn in this course if he/she fails the final exam is 49%.
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  2. If available, the example of a recent course outline is provided for general information only. It gives an overview of the course from a recent offering but it is not the course outline for the current offer and is subject to change. If you are currently taking this course, the official course outline that applies to this offer is in your online course.
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