Title

PSY3840-AC.(AC) Addictive Disorders.F15.Faculty,Augsburg

Faculty Name

Augsburg Faculty

Document Type

Syllabi

School

CLA

Department

ACTC

Course Subject

ACTC

Course Number

3840

Course Section

AC

Course Title

(AC) Addictive Disorders

Academic Term and Year

Fall 2015

Credits

4.00

Hamline Plan Letter

O

Area of Study

CCJ, HSCI, PSY

Course Description

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. Prerequisites: PSY 1330 and one course in Statistics (PSY 1340, CJFS 1140, MATH 1200, or QMBE 1310) with grades of C- or better Credits: 4

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