Biological psychology 7.5 credits

Biologisk psykologi
First cycle, P0066A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2016

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The student shall be able to describe and explain how biological factors influence human perception, cognition, emotion, and behavior.

Perception, cognition, emotion, and behavior are studied from a biological point of view. Brain anatomy, and physiology, and methods in biological psychology.

Lessons, lectures and laboratory work. In the laboratory work an anatomical model of the brain is used. The students should be able to show on the model where different areas of the brain are located and what function respective area has.

Written exam 6 credits and laboratory work 1.5 credits.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Some parts of the course realization may be in English.

Peter Bengtsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Kok, A. (2020). Functions of the brain. A conceptual approach to cognitive neuroscience.
Material tillkommer enligt lärares anvisningar.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examU G VG *6.00MandatoryA16
0003Laboratory workU G#1.50MandatoryS20

Study guidance
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