PSY f352 • Abnormal Psychology
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
A survey of the major diagnostic categories of the mental disorders. The course will focus on different theoretical orientations including, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, ethnopsychology, feminist, Native American Indian, and Eastern and on how these orientations are related to diagnosis, treatment and research. Contributions and orientations of the different helping professions will also be discussed. Case histories including all age-groups, socio-economic classes and cultures as well as people with physical challenges and different sexual orientations will be presented.
Three comprehensive exams: two midterms and a final, with multiple choice, matching, and short answer essay questions. If all three are taken, the lowest of the midterm grades will be dropped. No make up exams.
Alloy, L.B., Acocella, J., & Bootlin, R.R. Abnormal psychology: Current perspectives. 7th ed.