15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module explores the fundamental biological mechanisms underlying human and animal behaviour. It also considers laboratory research methodologies and critically examines the relevance of bio-psychological and neuroscientific knowledge for education. Module content includes: - Introduction: Education and neuroscience - Behavioural genetics, heredity, comparative and evolutionary psychology - Psychobiology, biological bases of human and non-human behaviour, hormones and behaviour, socio-biology - Neuroimaging, cognitive and evolutionary neuroscience

Staff Contact: WEIGHALL ANNA R
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

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