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Addiction and neural ageing
This free course, Addiction and neural ageing, takes its title from two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the complex nature of addiction and neural ageing from both biological and psychological perspectives
- recognise the contribution of different scientific disciplines to our understanding of several contemporary topics in addiction and neural ageing
- critically evaluate and discuss specific scientific arguments related to addiction and neural ageing
- communicate the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to studying issues in biological psychology, using addiction and neural ageing as examples.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Issues in brain and behaviour
- 2 Addiction
- 3 Addiction: selected readings
- 4 Neural ageing
- 5 Neural ageing: selected readings
- 6 Levels of explanation: the key to understanding addiction and neural ageing
- 8 Websites for further information:
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15 hours study
Level 3: Advanced
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