PSY 3227: Physiological Psychology Laboratory
Pre- or Co- Requisite: Psych 3217
Readings: - Psychology Videolab Series:
Student Manual for Lab 3
This course is designed to give the student "hands-on"
laboratory experience with the methods and techniques used by physiological
psychologists in their research. Physiological psychologists typically
manipulate the nervous system and then look for changes in behavior or neural
functioning. Many techniques are used to manipulate the nervous system including
lesioning the brain and drug administration. To facilitate
the student's understanding of the methods of physiological psychology
three main objectives are emphasized:
the use of animals as research subjects (animal care & welfare, laboratory
techniques, and instrumentation);
a special focus on neuroanatomy and behavioral pharmacology;
developing proficiency in scientific report writing of laboratory experiments.
All procedures and experiments conducted in this course were reviewed and approved by Seton Hall's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
Two quizzes will be given. The first quiz is to assess your mastery of
basic animal care, methodology, and instrumentation.
The second quiz is given to assess your knowledge of basic neuroanatomy.
Neuronal Simulation Assignment (10%): In
addition to the experiments that you will be conducting in the class you will
also examine a computer program that simulates the electrical properties of
Laboratory Reports (70%) :
The course consists of laboratory demonstrations and three experiments.
Each experiment requires submission of an APA-style laboratory report.
Policy on make-up quizzes:
Make-up exams are given only for the unforeseen event of illness or
emergency. Please notify me before missing an exam, if possible, so that
arrangements can be made.
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