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.

This course will introduce students to the complex area of substance (e.g., drug and alcohol dependence) and non-substance (e.g., gambling, shopping, and video-game playing) addiction from a biopsychosocial perspective. Accordingly, the course will compare and contrast substance and non-substance addictions in terms of their biological (e.g., genetic predisposition and neurobiology), psychological (e.g., impulsivity, relative deprivation, and negative affect), and social (e.g., poverty, social support, and culture) mechanisms. In addition, the course will introduce students to different perspectives on the prevention, assessment, and treatment of addiction (e.g., public health, clinical, and harm minimization).

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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