ERIC Number: ED057397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Lecture Outlines and Ancillary Materials, and Evaluation Questionnaire for a General Undergraduate Course, Psychoactive Drugs, as offered Spring 1971.
Goldstein, Joel W.; Korn, James H.
The specific objectives for the course on "Psychoactive Drugs" are to gain knowledge about drugs and drug users, and to acquire the ability to seek out and use available information on drugs. This course outline is divided into 2 sections: (1) basic psychological, pharmacological, and physical aspects of psychoactive drug use; and (11) cultural, social and personality aspects. Methods of evaluation are presented for each objective, and individual lectures are outlined. Included in section 1 are discussions on factors influencing drug effects, problems of drug research, chemistry of the brain, and facts about specific drugs, including alcohol. Section 11 presents historical and cultural perspectives, contemporary drug use patterns and reasons for usage, the drug culture, and society's response to drug abuse. Appended is a sample questionnaire which seeks student evaluation of the course as a learning experience, and which is intended to provide guidelines for future content improvement. (CJ)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Dept. of Psychology.