2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 265 - Addiction and Human Behavior

3 CR
This course is designed as an overview and introduction of some common drugs and the subsequent behaviors/outcomes related to their use (e.g. addictions, abuse, and dependence). The societal impact, as well as the effects drugs have on the individual (psychologically and physiologically) will be explored. In addition, the issues of treatment and prevention will be investigated and identified.

Requisites: Take PSYC 201  with at least a grade of C.
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate the addiction-related diagnostic methods and disorders utilized in the DSM-5.
  2. Examine current approaches to assessment, intervention, and prevention of substance-related and process addictions.
  3. Analyze the biopsychosocial factors of addiction causality.
  4. Demonstrate the manner in which addictions impact upon affected individuals, family systems, and cultures.