|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
This course will provide you with an overview of psychopathology, the study of "abnormal" behavior or mental disorders. We will consider how "abnormality" is defined, and we will learn about the phenomenology, diagnosis, and the causes of mental disorders. Major domains of psychopathology, the symptoms and behaviors of common mental disorders, and the mechanisms hypothesized to be involved with them will be covered. Various treatment approaches will be examined. This course will not aid in understanding personal experiences with mental illness. This class will challenge and grow your ideas about what you may think mental illness is, and it will help you develop conceptual knowledge intended to enhance critical thinking in this area.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|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 exams and a comprehensive case study term paper.There are also several small assignments during the course of the semester.
|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: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 5||FR: 0|
|Web Resources: Moodle, Syllabus |