Fall 2022

Psychopharmacology

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-325

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Description

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: PSYC 212 or PSYC/NEUR 226, or consent of the instructor. Limited to 40 students. Fall semester. Professor Turgeon.

If Overenrolled: Psychology majors have preference by class year.

Offerings

2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022