PSY 352 • Abnormal Psychology - Harden
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
This is an introductory undergraduate lecture course on abnormal psychology. We will discuss major forms of adult psychopathology, including mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders.
Course topics include definitions of "normal" versus abnormal behavior; biological and environmental risk factors for psychopathology; types of pharmacological and behavioral treatment; and current controversies in the field of abnormal psychology. To bring the experience of psychopathology alive, students will read case studies and see video clips of actual patients.
There will be three in-class exams and a cumulative final exam. All exams include multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Additional quizzes or short response papers may be assigned in class.
Butcher, J.N., Mineka, S., & Hooley, J.M. (2009). Abnormal Psychology [14th edition]. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. ** **Textbook may change. Updated textbook information will be available January 2010.