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Behavioral Pharmacology

BCMP-213 for Undergraduates

HMS-719 for Graduate and Medical Students

Harvard University and Harvard Medical School

Joint offering but meets in Memorial Hall at Harvard College

Offered Next: Spring 2024

This course serves as an introduction to the behavioral pharmacology of psychoactive drugs (e.g., stimulants, cannabinoids, opioids, psychedelics, anxiolytics, antipsychotics). It is organized in a seminar format with emphasis on behavioral methodology (i.e., model and assay development) and pharmacological analysis (i.e., receptor selectivity and efficacy). Special attention is paid to the behavioral processes involved in tolerance, drug dependence, addiction, and treatment.

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