Jul 07, 2020  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog
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PSYC 365 - Drugs and the Brain

(3 cr) Psychopharmacology is the study of drugs that influence mood and behavior. This course will address principles of drug action, basic physiological mechanisms by which psychoactive drugs work, drugs used to treat mental/emotional/neurological disorders, and drugs of abuse. Social issues surrounding drugs will be only briefly discussed, as it is most important to understand drug mechanisms and effects before forming opinions on social policy. Students will be required to write a research paper on a topic of interest to them within the field. Previously titled Psychopharmacology. Prerequisites: PSYC 101 .



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