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Spring schedule:
MWF 11:30-12:25
Psychology Building: Room 206

Dr. Melloni Cook
Office: Psychology Building, Room 406
Phone: 678-1516

Spring o
ffice hours:
MWF 10:15-11:15
or by appointment                       

Course objective:
The major objective of this course is to provide you with knowledge to understand how drugs produce their effects.  This course will provide students with an overview of behavioral pharmacology. We will cover some major drugs of abuse, as well as some drugs used to treat psychological disorders, their mechanisms of action, and their behavioral effects. By the end of this course, you should be knowledgeable of the different ways drugs are administered, factors that affect their absorption and distribution once they are in the body, as well as their metabolism and excretion.  You will also learn how and where in the nervous system drugs produce their effects.  By the end of this course, you should also be able to better understand and dissect information you may hear, read, or otherwise obtain regarding a given drug.

Download the syllabus

Chapter 1
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12

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