|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%
|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.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three in-class exams and a comprehensive project-based case study. 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: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 15||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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