3. BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG USE: PART II 3.1 Receptors Genes and Proteins Dopamine `D2' receptors Relation to schizophrenia and addiction Individual differences in perceived `high' Up-regulation/down-regulation, super-sensitivity Treatment ef
2. Biological Basis of Psychoactive Drug Use: Part I 2.1 Basic physiology of the central nervous system (CNS) Hierarchical organization Evolutionary development of CNS (phylogenetic parallels) Blood-brain barrier (adaptive function) Learning, nerve cell c
CLASS 1: Introduction to Drugs and Human Behaviour 1.1 Definitions Drug Pharmacology Psychoactive Psychopharmacology 1.2 Two reasons why people take drugs: to feel good and to feel better (Leshner) Drug use behaviour is governed by the same principles tha
CPSY 607: Drugs and Human Behaviour Instructor: Phone: FAX: E-mail: Office Hrs: Pre-requisite: Martin Zack, Ph.D. (416) 535-8501, ext. 6052 (416) 595-6618 [email protected] By appointment CPSY/PSY 011, or CPSY/PSY 105, or equivalent
Students who take t
CPSY607, Module 1 - Introduction
Introduction to the Course
The goal of this module is to get you familiar with the various pieces of the course as well as Learning
Management System, and get you working with the course materials.
CPSY607, Module 5 - Introduction
This module will examine how the body "processes" psychoactive drugs and how this processing
influences the addictive potential of non-medicinal drugs as well as the therapeutic effect of medicinal
CPSY607, Module 4 - Introduction
This module will examine how drugs alter biological processes to produce their effects, and factors that
influence the strength and nature of those effects.
The focus of this week is defining "drug e
CPSY607, Module 6 - Introduction
This module will examine further the dynamic drug-body interactions. The focus of this week is effects of
chronic (i.e., repeated, long-term) drug administration.
In this module you will:
CPSY607, Module 7 - Introduction
This module will examine Pathological Aspects of Psychoactive Drug Use.
The focus of this week is unique features of psychoactive drugs vs. non-drug reinforcers.
In this module we will:
CPSY607, Module 10 - Introduction
This module will examine the systematic development of new and better psychoactive medications in the
period after 1960. The topics covered this week include the forces that promoted the refinement
CPSY607, Module 2 - Introduction
This module will examine patterns of drug use. The focus of this week is the history of non-medical and
medical drug use and the understanding of drug use in evolutionary terms.
In this mo
CPSY607, Module 3 - Introduction
This module will examine the structures and functions of the brain and the central nervous system.
Although drug effects are profoundly influenced by the environment (setting) in which the drug is us
CPSY607, Module 9 - Introduction
This module will examine the final three paradigms of addiction. The focus of this week is the role of
environmental, cognitive (mental), and biological aspects of reinforcement in addiction.
Fundamental Concepts in Psychoactive Drug Use Why is psychoactive drug use different than use of `natural' reinforcers? 1. Toxicity. 2. Addiction
1. Toxicity Acute = Overdose CNS stimulants seizures, cardiac arrest, death CNS depressants respiratory failu
Freud's 3-part Model of the Mind
Mostly Unconscious, partly conscious Contains Society's Rules and Expectations A caricature of the "Right Thing to Do" SUPEREGO Contributes to Neurotic Feelings like Guilt and Shame Conscious Thoughts and Behaviour EGO Ope
CPSY607, Module 8 - Introduction
This module will begin our discussion of the five major theories of addiction and how they correspond to
the major paradigms in psychology. The focus of this week will be the first three paradigms to