|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
Historical and contemporary perspectives of psychopathology are surveyed and the different paradigms used to understand psychopathology are considered. Specific mental disorders including affective, anxiety, impulsive, and psychotic spectrum disorders are covered. As students learn about models of classification of different mental disorders, they will also be expected to think critically about the mechanisms of psychopathology and consider implications for diagnosis and treatment. This course focuses on the scientific study of psychopathology and is not intended for self-exploration.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Oltmanns, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 7th edition, Pearson Education, 2012.
NOTE: the above text will be updated to the 8th edition if it becomes available.
Pamela Spiro Wagner and Carolyn S. Spiro, DIVIDED MINDS, St. Martins, New York, 2005.
There are also supplemental readings from the scientific literature; historical and fictional accounts of example cases of mental illness from literature and film may be used.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three in-class multiple choice exams and a comprehensive multiple choice final exam. One case study assignment.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a Column 2 breadth requirement course for psychology majors. First-Year Students with an outstanding score on the Advanced Placement Psychology test may petition the instructor for entry in the course during drop-add. Efforts are made to give priority to psychology majors, especially those in their senior year.
|Instructor(s): Sanislow,Charles A. Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 15||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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