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

Spring 2008

PSY 352 • Abnormal Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44115 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
BUR 216
Bradbury

Course Description

This course covers: major theoretical perspectives on defining and managing mental health and abnormal behavior; biological, social, and broader systems considerations in the development and treatment of mental illness; preventive models of mental health and adaptive functioning; current and historical ethical standards and controversies in abnormal psychology.

Grading Policy

Three in-class multiple-choice exams, all of which will be non-cumulative, contribute 75% of the course grade (25% per exam). There will not be a final exam in this class. Homework and in-class assignments/quizzes make up the remaining 25% of the course grade.

Texts

Sue, Sue, and Sue. Understanding Abnormal Behavior. Halgin. Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Abnormal Psychology.

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