Aug 07, 2020  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

PSY 2316 - Drugs, Addiction and Behavior

Credits: 3 hrs
This course develops information literacy skills as students learn to ask appropriate questions and to access information regarding the investigation of the psychobiological and psychosocial factors influencing psychoactive drug use, abuse and dependence. In addition, students will engage in practices to improve their ability to evaluate and organize information and to communicate that knowledge efficiently and ethically regarding the effects these drugs have on behavior and consciousness. Students will also examine how some drugs may enhance as well as harm health status. Alcohol and other depressants, opiates, stimulants, and hallucinogens among other abused drugs will be investigated by students.
Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1301  is recommended.
Student Learning Outcome: Information Literacy
Area of Knowledge: Social/Behavioral Science
Curricular Theme: Healthful Living