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Western Kentucky University

Psychological Sciences

Biobehavioral Psychology Concentration

The concentration in Biobehavioral Psychology emphasizes the scientific study of the neural and brain mechanisms that enable mind, consciousness, and behavior.

Foundations of Psychology (15 hours)

  • PSYS 100 Introductory Psychology is required 
  • Developmental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 220 Introduction to Lifespan Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition (3 hours)
    • PSYS 331 Psychology of Learning is required
  • Individual Differences and Social Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 350 Social Psychology
    • PSYS 440 Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 360 Behavioral Neuroscience is required

Research Methods and Statistics (7 hours)

  • PSYS 210 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYS 211 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
  • PSYS 313 Statistics in Psychology

Capstone (3 hours)

  • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology

Biobehavioral Psychology Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • Required 
    • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems
  • Electives
    • PSYS 290 Supervised Study in Psychology
    • PSYS 333 Cognitive Psychology
    • PSYS 431 Psychology of Language
    • PSYS 462 Neurosciences of Learning and Memory
    • PSYS 463 Evolutionary Psychology
    • PSYS 465 Psychopharmacology
    • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
    • PSYS 482 Psychology of Sexuality
    • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology
    • PSYS 499 Senior Seminar in Psychology (category-related topic)

Program Total: 37 credit hours 

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 Last Modified 9/25/14