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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2007

PSY 352 • Abnormal Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45135 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
NOA 1.126
FROMME

Course Description

This course takes a multidimensional approach to understanding psychological disorders. Within the constraints of a large lecture course, I invite questions and discussion, use demonstrations, and provide case examples to bring to life the range of psychological disorders people experience. In addition to learning about these disorders and their treatment, I hope students will empathize with the people who suffer from them. I encourage students to apply rather than simply memorize what they learn, and to be active participants rather than passive recipients in the classroom.

Grading Policy

Exams: 3, objective (multiple choice and true/false) There is now an optional comprehensive final exam that can be used to replace any missed exam or can be used to replace the student's lowest exam grade. Because of the optional final, there are no make up exams (for the first 3 regular exams) given under any circumstances.

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