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Paper 2.2: Physiological Psychology

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

I Introduction

The biological context of Psychology; structure of neurons: Types of neurons

Functions of neurons, resting and action potential, conduction of impulse

Synaptic transmission and chemical neurotransmitters

Description of various systems of human body

Anatomical features of Human body

12

 

4

4

4

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Nervous system and its functions

Nervous System: Classification; cranial nerves

Central nervous system: Brain and spinal cord- structure and function.

Peripheral and Autonomic nervous system: structure and function of somatic and autonomic

Reflex actions

Autonomous stress reactions

15

 

5

5

5

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Bio-chemical basis of behaviour

Hormones: types; role of endocrine glands

Biological basis of hunger, thirst and sex

Sleep: biological basis and stages, Arousal

Developmental endocrinology

Some lessons in reproductive biology

13

4

6

3

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

  1. Levinthal, C.F. (2005). Introduction to physiological psychology (3rded). Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  2. Pinel, J. P. (2009).Biopsychology. Pearson education.

 

Reference Books:

  1. Gorman. (2004). Motivation and Emotion. Routledge.
  2. Rookes, J. Willson. (2000). Perception: Theory, Development, and Organisation. Routledge, 2000
  3. Smith, E. E., Kosslyn, S. Michael, (2009). Cognitive psychology: mind and brain.
  4. Carlson, Neil R. (2013).Physiology of behavior.
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