Biopsychology interrelates the concepts and methods of neuroscience, cognitive science, the biological disciplines, and behavior analysis with experimental psychology. It offers a comparative and ontogenetic perspective on species-typical behavior acquired and modified during the organism's life cycle. Basic psychological processes are studied in conjunction with contributions from neurobiology, ethology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, endocrinology, pharmacology, and other sciences to illuminate the many ways in which species adapt, survive, reproduce, and evolve. Through diversified laboratory experience plus core courses, electives, seminars, colloquia, and field studies, students develop an interdisciplinary perspective. The subprogram in biopsychology provides unique training for basic research and teaching in the field of animal and human behavior, as well as in the application of biobehavioral knowledge to a variety of problems in industrial, business, institutional, health, and environmental settings.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999