Addiction is studied at many levels, from how drugs affect neurobiological systems to how psychosocial factors play a role in drug addiction. Likewise, accumulating evidence suggests that we need to consider addiction as a brain disease like other medical conditions. Students will learn neurobiological systems and cognitive neuroscience underlying drug addictions. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 2367.02, 3313, or 3331.
Meets the following Psychology Major Goals:
Knowledge Base in Psychology
- Describe key concepts, principles, & overarching themes in psychology
- Develop working knowledge of psychology's content domains
- Describe applications of psychology
Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking
- Engage in innovative & integrative thinking & problem solving