biological & cognitive bases of behaviour.

Students must submit :1500 word (+/-10%) coursework essay in APA REFERENCE FORMAT.and in UK english.

Briefly describe the psychobehavioural roles of ONE neurotransmitter and discuss how the effects of psychoactive drugs support these notions.

Learning Outcomes to be demonstrated:

Core knowledge
1 Demonstrate an understanding of some of the key structures and functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems, and endocrine system
2 Demonstrate basic knowledge of neuronal structure and function, neurotransmitters and neurotransmission, and of the basic psychopharmacology of common drugs of use and misuse

Thinking skills
3 Reflect upon the role of neurobiological structures and phenomena in behaviour and psychology

Subject-based practical skills
4 Describe and evaluate basic psychobiological findings/research

Skills for life and work (general skills)
5 Critically evaluate research literature
6 Utilise and effectively combine material from lecture notes, core and recommended reading, and to read beyond these sources
7 Take responsibility for own learning

The recommended text is:
Martin, G.N., Carlson, N.R. and Buskist, W. (2010) Psychology: Fourth Edition. Pearson ISBN 0-273-72010-4

However you need to use about 6 -7 different texts /sources of your choice

*this essay will be checked against plagiarism so if possible i need to see the originality report thanks.

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