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OpenStax Psychology Resources Guide: Biopsychology

Teaching and assessment materials to accompany the OpenStax Psychology textbook

Crash Course Episodes


By the end of this module, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the types of cells that comprise the nervous system; identify the structure and functions of neuron parts.
  2. Explain how neural communication occurs within and between neurons.
  3. Recognize major neurotransmitters and their impacts.
  4. Identify, generally and in themselves or examples, major functions of brain regions.
  5. Provide examples of cases that help us understand brain functions, and that illustrate importance of understanding brain functions.
  6. Appreciate biopsychology and why it is critical for psychology.
  7. Consider the impact of the enteric nervous system.

BrainU video: The Action Potential

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