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An Event-Related Potential Study on the Effects of Cannabis on Emotion Processing

About the Course:

This article explores the emotional processing of cannabis users. The authors created the Recreational Cannabis Use Evaluation to better understand the ecology of cannabis use in Colorado’s recreational system of high volume, potency, and variety. The R-CUE consists of questions regarding type of use and method of intake, including use of edibles, concentrates, and transdermal application, in addition to information about potential current use, relational previous use, and years of use. (This questionnaire will be of use for future research.) Processing was measured by event-related potential paradigms (ERPs) with a control of non-users.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, An Event-Related Potential Study on the Effects of Cannabis on Emotion Processing created by Lucy J. Troup, PhD. in 2016.

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Lucy J. Troup, PhD.

Dr Troup is a senior lecturer at the University of West Scotland. Her research focus is centered round Emotion Processing using Event Related Potentials to better understand the endogenous and exogenous variables that influence emotional expression recognition. Currently the main emphasis in the Troup Lab is to understand how Cannabis effects emotion processing.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Realize the Recreational Cannabis Use Evaluation (R-CUE) as a valuable tool for determining level of use, and dependency.

  2. Identify factors of impairment including frequency of use, method of use, and strain of cannabis.

  3. Acknowledge emotional processing is impaired in cannabis users, including casual users.

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Course Number 102507
1.5 credit hour
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