PSYC 3403 T - Addiction

Neurobiological and social bases of drug and behavioural addictions. Contemporary theoretical approaches to addiction; approaches to current prevention and treatment.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1001, PSYC 1002 and one of PSYC 2301, PSYC 2307, PSYC 2400.

How does our brain get addicted? What are we getting addicted to? This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific principles underlying drug taking. Discussion will detail how the brain interacts with the various drugs present in society today, and how they can lead to addiction. Focus will be placed on depressants, psychostimulants, and other drugs of abuse. Biological mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and current treatment strategies are examined. The course will compare the biological, pharmacological and psychological aspects of addiction.

CRN for section T: 34863

CRN for section TOD (optional Video On Demand service): 34864

In-class lecture time & location:
Fridays, 11:35am to 2:25pm, C264 LA

Instructor: Nassim Tabri

Nassim Tabri

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