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PSY 315 - Psychoactive Drugs

Campus: Springfield


Major classes of drugs that affect psychological processes and behavior; issues of drug use in treatment of mental disorders; drugs as a social problem. Course Information: Designated Writing Course. Prerequisite: PSY 201 or equivalent.

Special Instructions:

This course will examine the major classes of psychoactive drugs and their effect on the central nervous system that influence cognition, emotion and behavior. In addition, this course will address the use of psychoactive drugs in mental health treatment, drug use as a social phenomenon and societal issue, and the effectiveness of substance abuse prevention programs and drug policies. Requires Departmental Approval.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall , Spring , Summer


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