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Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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CASC 160 - Psychology of Compulsion and Addiction


Credit(s): 3
This seminar presents the theoretical basis of such problems of addictive and compulsive behavior such as substance abuse (alcohol and drugs), overeating, over-working, and compulsive gambling. A study of theories of personality development, therapies and treatment is included. Projects and observations based on problems of interest to students are shared in class and considered in the light of current professional theory and practice. By the end of the seminar, students will be able to describe the psychological theories related to addictive and compulsive behavior and to connect each client to the appropriate treatment and therapies. 



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