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Biological Psychology II

6 ECTS credits
150 h study time

Offer 2 with catalog number 1003186BER for all students in the 2nd semester at a (B) Bachelor - advanced level.

Information about this course is applicable on academic year 2017-2018.

2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method

Grading (scale from 0 to 20)

Can retake in second session
Enrollment requirements
Alvorens men zich kan inschrijven voor 'Biologische psychologie II' moet men geslaagd zijn voor 'Biologische psychologie I' en 'Algem. mensel. biologie & fysiologie'.
Taught in
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Responsible organisation
Experimental and Applied Psychology
Educational Team:
Activities and contact hours
  • 47 contact hours Lecture
  • 130 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course content

The course explores how different neural systems contribute to different behaviors. Focus lies on how behavioral processes can be understood at the level of neurophysiology. Topics that will be discussed are for instance how human functions and processes such as for instance, how learning and memory, vision, motivation, social processes, emotion and the brain relates to each other. All topics are approached from a neurophysiological perspective.

Course material
  • Handbook (Required): Physiology of Behavior, Neil Carlson, Allyn and Bacon, 2009
  • Handbook (Required): Clinical Neuroanatomy, MJT FitzGerald & J Folan-Curran, Saunders, 0702 025763, 2002
  • Digital course material (Required):
Additional info

Carlson, N. Physiology of Behavior.
Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2011.

Bear, M.F., Connors, B.W., & Paradiso, M.A.
Philadelphia: Lippincot, 2007.

Ward. J. The student’s Guide to Social Neuroscience.
Psychology Press, 2011.

Complementary study material:

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Programme Objectives

General competencies

The student knows and understands the different research methodologies and techniques used by physiological psychologists to come to valid conclusions about brain-behavior (B-B) relationships.

The student has to understand and be able to explain B-B relations of the discussed topics.


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:

  • Written Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

Examen schriftelijk meerkeuze with a relative weight of 100 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

Note: Schriftelijk examen, 40 tot 45 meerkeuze vragen

Additional info with regard to grading

1st and 2nd Exam session: Open and multiple choice questions.