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    Jan 28, 2022  
American University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
American University Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC-240 Drugs and Behavior FA5 (3)


This introduction to psychoactive drugs and their effects includes an overview of general physiology, neurochemistry, and pharmacology as well as a survey of the basic physiological, pharmacological, and behavioral effects of drugs. The course focuses on the etiology of drug use and the factors involved in, and consequences of, drug abuse, addiction and dependence. Critical evaluation of research methodology in drug assessment is stressed. Prerequisite: 100-level General Education Foundational Area 5 course.