Psychobiology of Behavior

Course Information
TitleΨΥΧΟΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΣΥΜΠΕΡΙΦΟΡΑΣ / Psychobiology of Behavior
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEvangelia Tsapaki
Course ID200000348

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
1. Α΄ ΨΥΧΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗLoukas Athanasiadis, Panteleimon-Vasileios Bozikas, Konstantinos Fokas
2. Γ΄ ΨΥΧΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗGrigorios Ampatzoglou, Ioannis Nimatoudis, Nikolaos Zilikis
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
The understanding of the combination of psychological and biological parameters than constitute the psychobiological substrate of human behaviors. Starting from the knowledge of instictual behaviors of animals throughout various classes, ranging from the inferior to superior mammals, the lesson proceeds to the direction of the understanding of deeper processes that underlie the psychobiology of human behaviors.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction - The neyropsychological organization of the Brain - Organization of the brain - Reflexes - Memory - Learning - Psychobiology of emotions - Neurotransmition systems in the brain and their association with behavior - Sleep & dreams - Eating behavior - Sexuality - Aggressiveness - Verbal and non-verbal communication - Ethology - Animal societies - Human societies
Brain functions, biological substrate, Behaviors
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Bibliography review via internet Communication by e-mail
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written test.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
E. KANDEL και συν. ΝΕΥΡΟΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΗ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΜΠΕΡΙΦΟΡΑ. ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΑΚΕΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΟ, 2006. E. Kandel, Neuroscience and behavior. University of Crete editions, Heraklion, 2006.
Additional bibliography for study
Σύσταση για παραγωγή σημειώσεων κατά τη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων
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