Psychopharmacology: Definition & History


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____ is the scientific study of how drugs affect behavior.

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1. A drug that works in opposition to a neurotransmitter would be classified as a ______.

2. In pharmacodynamics, researchers are interested in looking at _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Psychopharmacology has been studied for decades, and these assessment tools will ask you about its history. These questions will quiz your understanding of key subjects like the study of how drugs impact a person's behavior and the classification for a drug that works against neurotransmitters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be assessed on these points:

  • The study of pharmacodynamics
  • Length of time it takes to approve a new drug
  • Drug research in the 1950s

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about psychopharmacology, including how it began in the '50s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of drug that works against neurotransmitters
  • Making connections - use your understanding of pharmacodynamics to explain what researchers in this field investigate

Additional Learning

You can learn more with the accompanying lesson named Psychopharmacology: Definition & History, which will cover the material on the quiz in greater detail. You'll also be able to learn about these topics:

  • Explanation of neurotransmitters
  • The pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of a drug
  • Agonist types of drugs
  • Overview of the history of human drug use
  • Role of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)