|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
|Course Cluster: Health Studies|
This course provides an overview of psychopathology, the study of "abnormal" behavior or mental disorders. From various theoretical perspectives, the ways that abnormality is defined will be considered. 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. The ways that different paradigms steer the development and implementation of treatments will be examined. This course is not designed to help resolve personal experiences with mental illness. This class will challenge widely accepted ideas about mental illness. You will learn to think critically about how mental illness is understood by society, mental health professionals, and clinical researchers.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Comer, R. J. (2017). FUNDEMANTALS OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY. (8th ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers. ISBN: 9781464176975
Brown, T.A., & Barlow, D.H. (2017). CASEBOOK IN ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781305971714
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two in-class exams, one case study paper, one film critique paper, and one small group case presentation/discussion assignment.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a Column 2 breadth requirement course for psychology majors. .
|Instructor(s): Shepherd,Caitlin Briana Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 12||JR major: 13|| || |
|Seats Available: -3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 3||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 2|