Title

PSY3840-ST.(ST) Addictive Disorders.Sp14.Faculty,St Thomas

Faculty Name

St Thomas Faculty

Document Type

Syllabi

School

CLA

Department

ACTC

Course Subject

ACTC

Course Number

3840

Course Section

ST

Course Title

(ST) Addictive Disorders

Academic Term and Year

Spring 2014

Credits

4.00

Hamline Plan Letter

O, Q, W

Area of Study

PSY

Course Description

Goals: To examine research and theory on the causes and consequences of alcoholism, binge drinking, drug addctions, and behavioral addictions. Content: A wide variety of perspectives on normal-range substance use, college drinking, alcoholism, nicotine dependence, drug addicitons, and behavioral addictions will be covered including: behavioral genetics, neuroscience and psychophysiological research, developmental issues, environmental factors, co-occurring disorders, clincal 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. Prerequisites: PSY 1330 and PSY 1340

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