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Psychology 181 Dr. Anagnostaras Drugs and Behavior Winter 2011 UCSD. Website username and password is “marijuana”. http://mocolab.org/Courses/Psyc181.html. Psychology 181: Drugs & Behavior. Instructor: Stephan Anagnostaras Office: 5113 McGill Hall Mon 3:00 – 4:00 pm or by appt

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psychology 181 dr anagnostaras drugs and behavior winter 2011 ucsd
Psychology 181Dr. AnagnostarasDrugs and BehaviorWinter 2011UCSD

Website username and

password is “marijuana”

http://mocolab.org/Courses/Psyc181.html

psychology 181 drugs behavior
Psychology 181: Drugs & Behavior

Instructor:Stephan Anagnostaras

Office:5113 McGill Hall

Mon 3:00 – 4:00 pm or by appt

ALL Course email: ucsdpsyc181@gmail.com

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Psychology 181: Drugs & Behavior

Teaching assistants

Stephanie “Carmacker” Carmack

sacarmac@ucsd.edu

Office hours: 4-6 Wedneday, Mandler Hall 2503

Mike “The Claffeinator” Claffey

mclaffey@ucsd.edu

Office hours: 3-4 Wednesday, McGill Hall, 3322

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Psychology 181: Drugs & Behavior

Optional Text:Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain and Behavior by Meyer & Quenzer, 2004

Reading assignments are by

chapter on the syllabus

Amazon link on Website

$68

neuropsychopharmacology
Neuropsychopharmacology

• Highly interdisciplinary field

• pharmacology

• behavioral neuroscience

• abnormal psychology and psychiatry

• Most prescription drugs are psychotherapeutics

• Big money and politics involved

• Focus on history and social context

• Lines between addictive drugs and prescribed drugs often vague

should you be here
Should you be here?

Prerequisites:

Introductory Biopsychology or Neuroscience and an interest in biological explanations of brain-behavior relationsIntroductory Biology and/or Chemistry helpful, not required

powerpoint lecture outlines
Powerpoint lecture outlines

Available on our webpage

  • http://mocolab.org/Courses/Psyc181.html

Print Powerpoint files (3 slides/page)

and bring notes to lecture or use the

pdf files

Grades and announcements will be on the course blog page

readings
Readings

Follow reading assignments on syllabus as an adjunct to lecture

You will be tested only on Lectures

The optional book is a study aid only

exams and grading
Exams and Grading

• In all likelihood, exams will be on-line on WebCT

• You will skip class and have 36 hours to complete a 1 hour exam (the whole week for the final)

• Contingent on the TAs and I figuring it out

Four exams

Jan 24, Midterm 1, 40 multiple choice noncumulative

Feb 11, Midterm 2, 40 multiple choice noncumulative

Feb 28, Midterm 3, 40 multiple choice noncumulative

March 14, 3:00 – 5:59 pm, Final Exam, 80 points – 30 noncumulative, and 25 cumulative worth 2 points each

Sample questions and review sheets will be on the website

extra credit
Extra Credit

(1) http://experimetrix2.com/ucsd/

Up to 3 experiments for 2 points each.

(2) Major project

Must earn A– or better on Exam 1.

Groups of up to 3

Produce a video (15 min) or survey.

Present for 15 min on the last day of class.

Must be approved by instructor.

Worth up to a full letter grade.

lecture topic schedule
Lecture Topic & Schedule

1. History and Introduction to Psychopharmacology

2. Introduction to Synaptic Transmission

3. Neuropsychopharmacology of Selected Drugs and Therapeutic Strategies for Selected Disorders

4. Theories of Addiction

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