Fall 2010


Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-25


Sarah M. Turgeon (Section 01)


In this course we will examine the ways in which drugs act on the brain to alter behavior. We will review basic principles of brain function and mechanisms of drug action in the brain. We will discuss a variety of legal and illegal recreational drugs as well as the use of psychotherapeutic drugs to treat mental illness. Examples from the primary scientific literature will demonstrate the various methods used to investigate mechanisms of drug action, the biological and behavioral consequences of drug use, and the nature of efforts to prevent or treat drug abuse.

Requisite: Psychology 12 or Psychology/Neuroscience 26, or consent of the instructor. Limited to 40 students. Fall semester. Professor Turgeon.

PSYC 25 - L/D

Section 01
M 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM MERR 401
W 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM MERR 401
F 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM MERR 401


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021