A BCIA-Accredited Online Course
Biosource Software offers a self-paced Physiological Psychology online didactic course
that fulfills BCIA’s Human Anatomy and Physiology requirement for neurofeedback certification or you may use this course to satisfy 45 of 48 hours of continuing education for Biofeedback or Neurofeedback recertification. At less than $3.00 per credit hour, this is one of the most affordable ways to complete almost all of the hours required for recertification.
Based on the leading Biological Psychology (7th ed.) textbook by Breedlove and Watson, this course covers:
Chapter 2: Functional Neuroanatomy: The Nervous System and Behavior
Chapter 3: Neurophysiology
Chapter 4: The Chemistry of Behavior: Neurotransmitters and Neuropharmacology
Chapter 5: Hormones and the Brain
Chapter 7: Life-Span Development of the Brain and Behavior
Chapter 8: General Principles of Sensory Processing, Touch, and Pain
Chapter 9: Hearing, Vestibular Perception, Taste, and Smell
Chapter 10: Vision: From Eye to Brain
Chapter 11: Motor Control and Plasticity
Chapter 14: Biological Rhythms, Sleep, and Dreaming
Chapter 15: Emotions, Aggression, and Stress
Chapter 16: Psychopathology: Biological Basis of Behavioral Disorders
Chapter 17: Learning and Memory
Chapter 18: Attention and Higher Cognition
Schedule and format
After you enroll in this online course, you must complete it within 1 year of purchase. You can decide when you start and complete this course.
You will purchase or rent Breedlove’s Biological Psychology (7th ed.), Sinauer (publisher), ISBN 978-0-60535-170-4, review the corresponding PowerPoints, and must pass 14 chapter exams with scores of 75% or higher. Each exam will consist of 20 multiple-choice questions taken on Blackboard CourseSites. You will have unlimited time to complete each exam. You may retake each exam until you achieve a passing score. After submitting answers, you will see an overall score and the questions they missed.
We encourage you to use the practice testing and animation resources on the publisher’s website, review the PowerPoints in Course Documents on Blackboard CourseSites, and check out the articles and videos in the Web Links section.
You will need to purchase Breedlove and Watson’s Biological Psychology (7th edition). This textbook may be available for rental from vendors like Amazon.com.
After receipt of an order from your vendor, we will provide you with a username, password, and exam password for its Blackboard CourseSites.
Your vendor will offer full refunds until you first access this course on Blackboard CourseSites.
This online course is comparable in coverage to a 3-credit-hour undergraduate course and will satisfy BCIA’s neurofeedback anatomy and physiology requirement. To keep its cost low, this course does not provide AMA or APA continuing education credits. We will provide you with a certificate of completion when you complete all 14 chapter exams.
Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB, Professor of Psychology at Truman State University, has taught Biofeedback and Physiological Psychology for three decades.