Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
PSY 216 Drugs and Behavior
4 hours; 4 credits
An examination of the effects of psychoactive drugs (including alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine) on mood, motivation, thinking, and behavior. Emphasis is on the pharmacology, therapeutic potential, and side effects of these substances and how they aid brain function and mental disorders. The course also considers how drugs affect reproductive and neonatal health, and alternative non-drug treatments of mental disorders.
Prerequisite: PSY 100
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