The module aims to develop the themes introduced in the Introduction to Psychology Module in semester 1. The module integrates the approaches and findings of biological psychology in an attempt to understand the biological factors that explain why people behave as they do. The module will examine how innate biological mechanisms control our desires. For example how our early requirements for energy, as our bodies develop, will control our taste for sweet food and how that desire for sweetness declines as we age. We then apply those principles to understand why the system breaks down and might lead to conditions such as Obesity
One of the pre-requisites for PSYC2025 and PSYC3048.