PSY 240: Drugs, Society and Human Behavior

online available

This course provides an overview of the use and abuse of legal and illicit drugs from a psychological perspective. The course covers the prevalence of use and abuse of psychoactive drugs, both historically and currently; the physiological mechanisms of action of different categories of psychoactive drugs; the individual and societal determinants and consequences of drug use; and the relevance of these issues to prevention and treatment programs. It is recommended that PSY 100 and/or BIO 102 be taken before or concurrently with this course. This course contains material previously taught in PSY 130.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Class offerings by semester

Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Summer 2021 
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Description Hours
Credits 3
Lecture Hours 45
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 45

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