Teaching

 

"Psychological Aspects of Alcohol" (PSYC 222).
MWF 9:30-10:20 AM
Morrill 141
Textbook:  Jung, J. (2010).  Alcohol, Other Drugs and Behavior: Psychological Research Perspectives (2nd edition). Washington DC: Sage.
Students enrolled in the course can see additional course information on  Blackboard
Course Description and Prerequisites
222. Psychological Aspects of Alcohol (3 cr) Prereq: PSYC 181 or 6 hrs of sociology or anthropology, or permission. This course is also appropriate for individuals working in the alcohol fields.
Introduction to the historical, social psychological, and physiological aspects of alcohol use and abuse. Alcoholism definitions and typologies examined and theoretical approaches to the development of this disorder discussed including constitutional, psychological, and sociological conceptualizations, treatment, prevention, and intervention procedures used to cope with the problem of alcoholism.
Special Topics "Behavior Genetics" (PSYC 498/971)
MWF 12:30-1:20 PM
BURN 121
Textbook:  Bazzett, T.J. (2008).  Introduction to Behavior Genetics.  Sinauer.  ISBN:978-0-87893-049-4
This course will be primarily organized as Lecture/Discussion.  Students should have some basic psychology and biology background.
Brief Course Description:  Introduction to concepts and research in behavior genetics.  The role of genes in normal and disordered behaviors will be examined, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms by which genetic variation influences individual differences in behavior.

Drugs and Behavior (PSYC 265; formerly "Psychological Aspects of Alcohol" PSYC 222)

 MWF 1:30-2:20 PM Richards 15

Textbook:  Jung, J. (2010).  Alcohol, Other Drugs and Behavior: Psychological Research Perspectives (2nd edition). Washington DC: Sage.

(3 cr) Prereq: PSYC 181 or 6 hrs of sociology or anthropology, or permission. This course is also appropriate for individuals working in the alcohol fields.

Introduction to factors relevant to drug use and substance-use disorders including biological, social, cognitive and clinical. Issues in research, theory and practice are considered.
 

Behavior Genetics (PSYC 458/858)

TBD

Textbooks:  

Bazzett, T.J. (2008).  Introduction to Behavior Genetics.  Sunderland, MA: Sinauer.
Stoltenberg (Ed., 2014) Genes and the Motivation to Use Substances.  New York, NY: Springer.

(3cr) Prereqs: 12 hrs psychology or 12 hrs biological sciences, including PSYC 373 or BIOS 373

Introduction to concepts and research in behavior genetics. The role of heredity in normal and disordered behaviors will be examined, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms by which genetic variation influences individual differences in behavior.

Brain & Behavior (PSYC 273)
TBD
Prereqs: PSYC 181

Credit cannot be earned in both PSYC 273 and PSYC 373.

Introduction to concepts and research to understand relations between bodily processes and behavior, with a focus on human brain structure and function.