Reward and Addiction (A,B)

NEUROSCI 471S

Biological and psychological mechanisms of reward and addiction from a “molecules to mind” perspective. Topics include: neural mechanisms of reward, vulnerability to addiction, self-medication, addiction as a learning process, animal models of addiction, gateway drugs, roles of stress and impulsivity, adolescence, genetic vs. environmental predisposition, neural alterations resulting from drug intake. Prerequisite: Neuroscience 101/Psychology 106 or Neuroscience 102/Psychology 107 or Psychology 275/Biology 224/Neuroscience 201

Crosslisting Numbers: 

PSY471S
PHARM471S

Curriculum Codes: 

NS, W