|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: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Oltmanns, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 7th edition, Pearson Education, 2012.
Pamela Spiro Wagner and Carolyn S. Spiro, DIVIDED MINDS, St. Martins, New York, 2005.
Textbook supplemented by landmark articles; real life examples of mental illness from the news media as well as fictional accounts of example cases from literature and film will be considered and require limited outside reading and/or viewing of media.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three in-class exams and a comprehensive 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 Advance Placement Psychology test may petition the instructor for entry in the course during drop-add.
|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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