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PSYC 4433 Addiction, Choice, and Motivation (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Course provides a selective survey of drug use and abuse. Students will have the opportunity to explore the social and economic correlates of drug overdoses, using published but often difficult to access data from health services, judicial agencies, and behavioral science researchers. Class discussion and short writing assignments are an essential feature of the course. Goals include practice writing brief reports, critical analysis of claims about addiction, and practice analyzing and synthesizing quantitative data on features of drug use and its correlates. Familiarity with Excel is helpful but not essential.


Instructor(s): Gene Heyman

Prerequisites: PSYC1110. Introductory course in statistics.

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Last Updated: 08-Nov-17