Drugs, Behavior, and Society
15 December 2012
For as long as his existence, mankind has been using psychoactive drugs. These
substances come in an assortment of shapes and sizes, and all vary with their e
War Over Addiction: Evaluating The DSM-V
By: Stanton Peele
Called DSM-V, it will be referred to by every therapist, child development
specialist, and family court considering mental health issues, as well as criminal
How to prepare for Psych 165 exam # 1.
I will be aiming for the following breakdown in test questions:
And the questions in the 20% reading only
category will tend to be easier questions.
To prepare for exam, I would recommend
Step 1: Start with a well formed question
o Dependent variable variable that you are interested in gaining prediction
and/or control over
o Independent variable variable that you think might be related to what you are
interested in gai
2/16/16 (Class 9)
o Get more precise in how the word is used descriptively
Currently, people have wildly different ideas of what addiction is
Should addiction be thought of as a disease or not?
o The 2 videos in class
Addiction has a bad sti
General points of the scientific method
o Step 1: Start with a well formed question with independent and
o Step 2: Sample
o Step 3: Select approach
Ex. 100 people fill out a
Class 1: Introduction & Natural Selection
Natural selection as a process
is not controversial
-you have natural selection if.
There is variation in off-spring (progeny arent exactly like their ancestors)
Some variation leads to greater reproductive succ
Across tasks, behavioral response to
the same dose changes with
The tendency of the body to seek and maintain a
condition of balance or equilibrium within its internal
environment, even when faced with external changes.
From last class
Absorption Entry of
the drug into the
Blood brain barrier
high-density cells limit what gets into the brain.
LD50/ED50 = Therapeutic index