PSYC62H3: Drugs and the Brain

An examination of behavioural and neurobiological mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of drug dependence. Topics will include principles of behavioural pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, neurobiological mechanisms of drug action, and psychotropic drug classification. In addition, concepts of physical and psychological dependence, tolerance, sensitization, and reinforcement and aversion will also be covered.

PSY396H, PCL475Y, PCL200H1
Natural Sciences
Priority will be given to students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op and Major/Major Co-op programs in Psychology, Mental Health Studies, and Neuroscience. Students in the Minor program in Psychology will be admitted as space permits.