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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2008

PSY 352 • Abnormal Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44275 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
NOA 1.124

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.


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


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