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PSY 515 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY (3 Credits)

An overview of the pharmacological actions and behavioral effects of psychoactive medications. Special attention to chemical theories of mental illness and the use of psychotherapeutics in the treatment of mental disorders.

Learning Outcomes:

  • a proficiency in reading and writing within the conceptual framework of psychopharmacology;
  • an oral proficiency in understanding the genesis of psychopharmacology;
  • an ability to identify, analyze, and question the origin of various analysis models;
  • a familiarity with understanding the rationale of psychopharmacology within a society;
  • and a familiarity with the contemporary psychopharmacology.