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

Spring 2010

PSY 352 • Abnormal Psychology - Harden

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43960 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
NOA 1.124

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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.


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