2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Mar 20, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PSY 3840 - Addictive Disorders

Goals: To examine research and theory on the causes and consequences of alcoholism, binge drinking, drug addictions, and behavioral addictions.

Content:  A wide variety of perspectives on normal-range substance use, college drinking, alcoholism, nicotine dependence, drug addictions, and behavioral addictions will be covered including: behavioral genetics, neuroscience and psychophysiological research, developmental issues, environmental factors, co-occurring disorders, clinical psychological treatment and prevention, psychiatry, and epidemiological, social, emotional, attitudinal, and experimental studies.  Students will engage in data analysis, write-up and interpretation of real data sets on addiction, and read and critique research articles on various topics. 

Taught: Annually

Prerequisites: PSY 1330, PSY 1480, and a statistics course (MATH 1200, QMBE 1310, or an equivalent) with grades of C- or better

Credits: 4