Five College Consortium

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Psychology
Course Number: 
230
Institution: 
Smith College
This course examines the effects of drugs on the nervous system and associated changes in mood, cognition and behavior. Legal and illegal recreational drugs are considered, as well as therapeutic agents used to treat psychological illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Focus is on controversial issues such as binge drinking, addiction to prescription medications, the medical and recreational use of marijuana, the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs, medication of children, the power of the pharmaceutical industry and the use of cognitive/performance enhancers. Prerequisites: NSC 110 or PSY 110 or PSY 130 AND PSY 202 or NSC 230. Enrollment limit of 25 students.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30569-S18

Course Sections

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Beth Powell bpowell@smith.edu TTh 09:00-10:20 BASS 210