Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds MATTHEW MUNDY: What is the connection between behavior and human biological function in our nervous system? Is it nature or is it nurture? Just how do our genes and the environment shape our behavior? Hi I’m Matthew Mundy and I’m the Director of Education for the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University in Australia. In this course, you’ll explore the intriguing world of ‘Biological psychology’. You’ll be introduced to genetics, and learn about heredity and genetic disorders, the nervous system, the brain and spinal cord and examine the important contribution these components make to our bodies and behaviour.
Skip to 0 minutes and 51 seconds We’ll also investigate the role that neurotransmitters and heritable diseases play in our behaviour and learn about some of the most recent advances made in this fascinating branch of psychology. This introductory course is designed for everyone, regardless of experience or background. No prior study of psychology is required or expected. So if you want to learn more about the connection between behavior and human biological functions, by a School of Psychological Sciences that’s ranked among the best in the world. Then I encourage you to join us in this course.