Students examine the physiological and neuroanatomical underpinnings of behavior and mental processes through research discussion and participation investigating core introductory psychology topics. Main topics include: nature (genetics/biology) and nurture (life experiences/culture/evolution), nervous system structure and function, behavioral neuroscience and neuropsychological research methods, sensation, perception, consciousness, motivation, vision, audition, touch, sensorimotor, chemical senses, hormones and reproductive behavior, emotions, stress, learning and memory. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Psychology 2 with a grade of "C" or better. For courses completed outside of the LACCD, proof of eligibility must be taken to Counseling. Requirement Designation: Meets IGETC 5C CSU B3.
Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018