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Clinical Psychology – Drug and Addiction Exposure

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About the Course

In this course, Dr Dean Burnett (Cardiff University) explores society’s exposure to drugs and addiction. In the first lecture, we think about a history of drug misuse, treatments and anti-drug campaigns. In the second lecture, we think about some key differences across sex and gender between people’s experiences of and tendency for drug addiction and abuse. In the third lecture, we think about how pop music represents drugs. In the fourth lecture, we think about some important challenges faced when trying to holistically interpret the effects of drugs on consumers. Next, we think about how the biological and learning approaches to understanding drug addiction compare and interact. In the sixth and final lecture, we think about the United States’ opiate crisis as a contemporary and tangible presentation of drug dependency and addiction. Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash

About the Lecturer

Dr Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist, author and honorary research associate in the Centre for Medical Education at Cardiff University. Dr Burnett’s research interests are in neuroscience, science communication and psychology. Some of Dr Burnett’s recent books include Psycho-Logical (2019) and Why Your Parents Are Driving You Up The Wall And What To Do About It (2019).