on sabbatical 2014-15
Professor Rauhut's program of research involves using animal models to understand the behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms underlying the comorbidity of depression and drug dependence.
PSYC 315 Rsch Meth in Drugs & Behavior
This integrated lecture-laboratory course will review the mechanisms by which various classes of drugs (e.g., antidepressants) interact with the central nervous system to alter behavior. In the laboratory component, methodologies employed by behavioral pharmacologists to study the effects of drugs on behavior will be reviewed. Several hands-on projects will be conducted throughout the semester. Three hours of lecture will be complemented by three hours of laboratory a week.Prerequisites: PSYC 110, 125, 130 or 165 and PSYC 201 and 202, or BIOL 124, PSYC 125 and NRSC 200.