Course Description

Psychology 162: Psychology of Addiction, PSYCH 162

Enrollment and waitlists for Spring Quarter 2023 will CLOSE – April 3, 2023.

Lecture, three hours. Survey of topics covering psychological and neurobiological theories of addiction, pharmacological effects of drugs and abuse, etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. P/NP or letter grading.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, Psychology

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Major Requirement: Upper Division Elective for Psychology B.A., Psychobiology B.S.

UC Merced:
Upper Division Unit Credit (see your Academic Advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: PSYC Upper Division Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle - one course towards Social Science (no major overlap); Warren - may be counted depending on major/PofC/AS, transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major; TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth - 1 Social Analysis; Muir: 1 course in a Social Sciences theme in "Mind and Cognition"
Major Requirement: course needs to be petitioned for use in psychology majors (there is no direct equivalency)

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Course Equivalence: acceptable for PSY 134 credit at UCSB after petition

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-H
Major Requirement: For General Psychology: Can satisfy one of the Additional Upper Division Psychology Course requirements in the area of Clinical-Personality. For Intensive Psychology: Can be used to satisfy the Second Clinical-Personality Psychology Requirement

Course Creator

L.A. Ray
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