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Introduction to Neuropsychology (PSY-202)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

April 2019 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: investigate brain-behavior relationships through the study of functional neuroanatomy; examine the history of the development of neuropsychology; examine the three main classes of neurotransmitters and receptors; describe the hierarchical levels of function in the central nervous system and the structure, organization, and connectivity of the cortex; discuss the nature of emotions and the cognitive processes; examine brain diseases that produce psychological disturbances; and analyze the purpose of and techniques used in assessment of neuropsychological functions.


This course introduces students to the scientific exploration of human behavior from a neuroscientist’s perspective.  Students learn basic neuroanatomy and how distinct brain regions and networks of brain regions work to produce behaviors studied by psychologists. The material focuses on higher functions, such as memory and language, which require continual interaction of the different lobes; and examines abnormalities of the brain.  Instructional methods include: Study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Neuropsychology, Psychology, Social Science, or General Science (1/20).