PSY 710 (02) - The Biology of Addiction

The Biology of Addiction

CPS Online   Coll of Professional Studies :: Psychology-CPSO
Online Course Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Term 4 (03/25/2024 - 05/17/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 55983
This course introduces the biological mechanisms of substance use and misuse (e.g., nervous system activity, tolerance, withdrawal, and metabolism) and the resulting behavioral and health consequences. Students will also examine the classification of various substances, epidemiological data and trends, the diagnoses and diagnostic criteria of substance use disorders, genetic and biological influences on addiction, and biological theories of addiction. Other potential topics include behavioral addictions (e.g., gambling, eating, video games, or sex) and the effects of drugs on individuals, families, and society.
Advisor Approval Required. Contact your Academic Advisor for approval and registration.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 410 or PSY 501G
Equivalent(s): PSY 610G
Mutual Exclusion : PSYC 733
Campuses not allowed in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Phys & Natural World (Gen Ed), Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Tyler Wilks

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
3/25/2024 5/17/2024 Hours Arranged ONLINE