PSYC-321 Clinical Neuropsychology
Spring for 2011-2012
In this course, a study will be made of the behavioral, physiological, and psychological effects of brain damage in the human being, and the assets and limitations of the methods used to assess such damage. Explored will be cases in which the effects are permanent, as well as reversible or progressive. Topics will include the effects of stroke, tumors, biochemical changes, and other neurological disorders upon the senses, perception, learning, memory, attention, and personality. Extant theories of brain function will be discussed in light of the effects of brain damage. Students will also be required to spend 3-5 hours each week interacting with, observing, and learning from brain injured people at a placement
designated by the instructor.
Prerequisites: PSYC-001, either PSYC-120 or PSYC-234, and permission of the instructor
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