Aug 09, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020
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PSY 452 - BIOPSY III: Endocrinology


4 credit(s)
This course explores the mediating role of hormones on the reciprocal physiological systems and how neurochemicals influence behavior across species. A central topic of this course concerns the effects of sex steroid hormones on various reproductive behaviors (e.g., sexual and parental behaviors). Other topics covered include: the endocrine regulation of aggressive behavior, biological rhythms, energy balance, stress, learning, memory, and contemporary topics within endocrinology (e.g., the effects of hormone replacement therapy, anabolic steroids, and psychopharmaceutical medications on healthy hormone regulation). This the second course in the Department of Psychology’s Neuroscience Emphasis (PSY 252 , PSY 352 , 452). Should a student choose to complete this three-course series, it is permissible to enroll in the courses out of sequence.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed) and PSY 150  with minimum grade of C.



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