Feb 18, 2020  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 166 - Brain, Mind and Behavior


In order to begin to unravel the mystery of why humans feel, think, and behave in the ways that we do, it is important to understand the structures and function of the brain and nervous system. In this course, we will explore a range of topics including how the brain operates, regulates, controls, or influences our moods, behavior, cognitive functions, addictions, and psychological disorders. At the end of the course, students will be able to identify important structures of the brain, and will be able to describe and explain how these influence a variety of psyghological functions such as how we fall in love, how someone can feel a missing limb, how memory works, why we can’t tickle ourselves, and much more.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Social Responsibility.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Behavioral Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

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