NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 24, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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PSYC 2210 - Drugs and Behavior

This course provides an introduction and overview of the various substances the human body is exposed to and how we react to them.  Students analyze the interaction between drugs and human behaviors. Students predict the function of the major groups of legal and illicit substances and examine U.S. drug policy. Students also categorize the social effect of drugs on humans as well as evaluate drug activity and its use.

Credits: 3

Complete PSYC 1000 General Psychology or SOC 1000 Sociological Principles, or instructor consent

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of PSYC 2210/CRMJ 2590 Drugs and Behavior, the student will:

  1. Analyze the interaction between drugs and human behaviors.
  2. Predict the effect on behavior of various psychoactive drugs.
  3. Categorize psychoactive drugs by their physiological, psychological, and social effects on humans.
  4. Explain the addiction process.
  5. Examine the historical background of human drug use.
  6. Describe the correlation between co-morbidity factors and addictions.
  7. Evaluate psychoactive drugs and their potential for abuse.
  8. Critique the use of animal models of drug abuse and pharmacotherapy.
  9. Identify the drugs used for treatment of psychological disorders.

Cross-listed: CRMJ*2590 - Drugs & Behavior

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