PSY315 Drugs and Human Behavior (Fall, Spring)

This course provides a thorough review of the fundamentals of psychoactive drugs and their effects on human behavior. The course approaches drug use and abuse from a social, psychopharmacological and clinical view, and is divided into six modules. We will draw on basic pharmacology, neurobiology (how drugs affect the nervous system), and we will examine the historical contexts of drug use, as well as the short- and long-term effects of various psychoactive drugs. This course will also cover the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders.

Limited enrollment: Psychology majors/minors may take more than one Psychology (PSY) course; all others are limited to one PSY course during the semester.

Prereq: PSY 205 or 209 or equivalent foundational psychology course

Department: Psychology

Location: Madrid

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3