|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
|Course Cluster: Health Studies|
This course will provide you with an overview of psychopathology, the study of "abnormal" behavior or mental disorders. From various theoretical perspectives, we will consider how abnormality is defined, and you will learn what we know (and don't know) about the phenomenology, diagnosis, and causes of mental disorders. Major domains of psychopathology, the symptoms and behaviors associated with common mental disorders, and the mechanisms hypothesized to be involved with them will be covered. Various treatment paradigms will be examined. This course is not designed to help you resolve personal issues or experiences with mental illness. This class will challenge widely accepted ideas about mental illness, and it will help you to become critical thinkers about mental illness.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Oltmanns, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 8th edition, Pearson Education, 2014.
Pamela Spiro Wagner and Carolyn S. Spiro, DIVIDED MINDS, St. Martins, New York, 2005.
Several supplemental readings from the scientific literature will be made available to students electronically via Moodle.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three in-class exams and a comprehensive case study term paper. There are also several pass-fail 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 Advance Placement Psychology test may petition the instructor for entry in the course during drop-add.
|Instructor(s): Sanislow,Charles A. Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 15||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 0|