PSYCH 553 - Junior Seminar: Behavioral Research on Alcohol
An examination of translational approaches to the study of alcohol use and abuse. Aspects related to alcohol drinking, including use patterns, alcohol use disorder diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, comorbidity, risk factors, and treatment will be discussed. Emphasis is placed on the effects of alcohol on several organ systems, chief among which is the nervous system. Foundational and current research on alcohol will be discussed, with a specific focus on how studies in humans can be translated to animal models. This course emphasizes careful reading of the scientific literature, in-class discussion, oral presentations, and extensive writing, culminating in a research proposal.
Prerequisite: PSYCH 206 and PSYCH 207 or BIO 385 ; one of PSYCH 152 , PSYCH 154 , PSYCH 170 , PSYCH 172 , or NEURO 110 ; and permission of the instructor.
Distribution Requirements: none.