Course: Drug and Behavior I:basic Science (PY-583-1)
This course addresses the nature of psychoactive drugs and their modes of action on the functions of the human brain. Anatomy and localization of function in the brain will be reviewed. Major topics will include neurochemistry (e.g, neurotransmitters and receptor mechanisms), psychopharmacology (e.g, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics), the therapeutic uses of psychotropic medications, and basic psychological processes involved in drug self-administration or abuse (e.g, opponent process theory, reinforcement, and classical conditioning).
*Please note: Non-matriculated Students must obtain the permission of the program director
Faculty: Credit: Day/Time: Pre-Regs: Milivojevic 3 LEC T TH 5:30 PM 7:50 PM
T TH 5:30 PM 7:50 PM