PSY 352 • Abnormal Psychology
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
The main goal for this course is to provide broad exposure to descriptive psychopathology (i.e., the symptoms, signs, and clinical course) and treatment of the major psychiatric disorders. A scientific and empirical approach to this material is emphasized.
Three (3) exams will be given during the semester. Each exam will contribute to 30% of your final grade. Exams thus make up 90% of your grade. Each exam will consist of approximately 60 multiple choice and/or matching questions. An optional, cumulative final exam will be offered during the final exam period. The optional final exam will include material that is covered throughout the semester. The optional final exam can be substituted for one (1) exam during the semester. There will also be one required writing assignment. For this assignment, you will write about a specific issue/controversy in an area of clinical psychology. You will be given a list of writing assignments and reference material to choose from at the beginning of the semester. This writing assignment counts toward 10% of your grade.
Barlow, D. H., Writing& Durand, V. M. (2005). Abnormal Psychology: An integrative approach. 4th edition. Wadsworth: Belmont, CA.