Provide to the students of the degree in Psychology general knowledge about the biological basis of motivational and emotional behaviors, as well as the contribution of biological variables to the explanation and understanding of learning, memory, thought, language and mental disorders.
To define motivation from psychobiological perspective, characteristics and phases of motivated behavior and the main theories about motivation biobased.
¿ Other objective is learning the homeostasis and eating behavior physiological regulatory mechanisms and functioning and its neurobiological basis. Besides the orexigen and anorexigen agents and main eating disorders.
¿ Learning the processes from conception to development of sex and gender, as well as the process of sexual differentiation in the developing brain. Differentiate between organizers and activators effects. Analyze the relationship between hormones and sexual behavior in animals; and its nerve centers. Define and analyze the parental, filial and aggressive behavior by understanding the neurobiological bases.