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

Kathryn Paige Harden

Assistant Professor Ph.D., University of Virginia

Kathryn Paige Harden

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Biography

Dr. Harden plans to accept a graduate student to her laboratory in the Fall of 2014.

Paige Harden received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.  She completed her clinical internship in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School, in Belmont, MA.  Dr. Harden’s research is broadly concerned with adolescent developmental psychopathology. She is particularly interested in how family and social environments combine with genetic factors to shape atypical adolescent development. Dr. Harden uses a broad variety of behavioral genetic designs to investigate three specific areas of substantive interest: (1) sexual activity and childbearing; (2) antisocial behavior; and (3) alcohol and substance use.Dr. Harden plans to accept a graduate student to her laboratory in the Fall of 2013.

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Selected Representative Publications (See lab page for full list)

Harden, K.P. (In Press). True love waits? A sibling comparison study of age at first sexual intercourse and romantic relationships in young adulthood. Psychological Science.

Harden, K.P., Quinn, P.D., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2012). Genetically influenced change in sensation seeking drives the rise of delinquent behavior during adolescence. Developmental Science, 15, 150-163.

Harden, K.P., Mendle, J., & Kretsch, N. (2012). Genetic and environmental pathways between early pubertal timing and dieting in adolescence: Distinguishing between objective and subjective timing. Psychological Medicine, 42, 183-193.

Harden, K.P., & Mendle, J. (2012). Gene-environment interplay in the association between pubertal timing and delinquency in adolescent girls. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 73-87.

Harden, K.P. & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2011). Individual differences in impulsivity and sensation seeking during adolescence: Further evidence for a dual systems model. Developmental Psychology, 47, 739-746.

Harden, K.P., & Mendle, J.E. (2011). Why don’t smart teens have sex? A behavioral genetic analysis. Child Development. 82, 1327-1344.

Harden, K.P., & Mendle, J.E. (2011). Adolescent sexual activity and the development of delinquent behavior: The role of relationship context. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, 825-838.

Interests

Behavioral genetics, adolescent development, and externalizing psychopathology

PSY 396 • Advanced Behavior Pathology

43995 • Fall 2014
Meets F 900am-1200pm SEA 3.250
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Evaluation of the experimental and theoretical literature concerning major behavioral disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 352 • Abnormal Psychology

44095 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm NOA 1.126
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Biological and social factors in the development and treatment of psychopathology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 396 • Advanced Behavior Pathology

44030 • Fall 2013
Meets W 900am-1200pm SEA 4.242
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Evaluation of the experimental and theoretical literature concerning major behavioral disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 394Q • Developmental Behav Genetics

43610 • Spring 2013
Meets F 800am-1100am SEA 4.110
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Seminars in Clinical Psychology. One or three lecture hours a wekk for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 396 • Advanced Behavior Pathology

43710 • Spring 2013
Meets W 900am-1200pm SEA 3.250
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Evaluation of the experimental and theoretical literature concerning major behavioral disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 301 • Introduction To Psychology

43090 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 930am-1100am BUR 106
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Course Description

Basic problems and principles of human experience and behavior. Students will learn about diverse areas of research in modern psychology, including memory, learning, emotion, intelligence, and personality.

Course Requirements

All Psychology 301 students must complete a research requirement by either participating in experimental sessions within the Psychology Dept. or by writing a research paper.

Grading Policy

The course grade will be based on four 100-point exams, plus an optional cumulative final exam.  The score on the cumulative final exam will replace the lowest exam grade if the student completed all previous exams, or will serve as a make-up grade for any previous exam that the student missed due to an excused absence. All exams will be multiple choice.

All Psychology 301 students must complete a research requirement by either participating in experimental sessions within the Psychology Dept. or by writing a research paper.

Text

Schacter, Gilbert, & Wegner. Psychology (2nd edition).

PSY 396 • Advanced Behavior Pathology

43460 • Fall 2011
Meets W 900am-1200pm SEA 4.242
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Evaluation of the experimental and theoretical literature concerning major behavioral disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 352 • Abnormal Psychology

43800 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 900am-1000am NOA 1.124
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Course Overview

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;

symptoms and diagnostic criteria; types of pharmacological and behavioral treatment; and current

controversies in the field of abnormal psychology.

PSY 396 • Advanced Behavior Pathology

43415 • Fall 2010
Meets W 900am-1200pm SEA 4.242
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Evaluation of the experimental and theoretical literature concerning major behavioral disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 352 • Abnormal Psychology

43960 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 900-1000 NOA 1.124
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Course Information
Class Meeting   
North Office Annex (NOA) 1.124
MWF 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Professor
Kathryn Paige Harden, Ph.D. (please address me as Dr. Harden)
Office:     SEA 3.246
Phone:     (512) 471-1124
Email:    harden@psy.utexas.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2 p.m.

Teaching Assistant
Corey Pallatto, B.A. 
Office: SEA 3.318C
Phone: (512) 232-4805
Email: cpallatto@mail.utexas.edu
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Course Overview
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; symptoms and diagnostic criteria; types of pharmacological and behavioral treatment; and current controversies in the field of abnormal psychology. 

Course Policies
Textbook
The required text is:
Butcher, J.N., Mineka, S., and Hooley, J.M.  (2009).  Abnormal Psychology. (14th Edition.).  Boston, MA:  Allyn & Bacon. 
Be sure to purchase the correct edition! In addition, there will be six articles posted on the class website on Blackboard.  These are listed in the course schedule with the abbreviation [BB]. 

Prerequisites
The Psychology Dept. will drop students who do not meet the following prerequisites: (1) PSY 301 and PSY 418 (or equivalent listed in course schedule) with a C or better, and (2) upper division standing (60 hours completed).  Dropped students will be notified by the 12th class day.

Important Dates
•    January 22, 2010:      Last regular Add/Drop day
•    February 15:          Last day to Drop a course without academic penalty
•    March 15-20:          Spring Break
•    May 7:             Last Day of Class
•    May 12:        Final Exam (7:00 – 10:00 p.m.)


Attendance
Regular attendance is crucial.  More than three unexcused absences will result in an automatic half grade-step deduction in your FINAL grade (e.g., B to B-) for each absence.  Chronic lateness will also impact your participation grade.

Grading
Your overall grade will be based on exams, quizzes, and class participation.  There will be four 100-point exams (including the cumulative final exam) that together will account for 2/3 of your final grade.  There will also be four 40-point quizzes, plus an additional 40 possible points for class participation, that will account for the remaining 1/3 of your final grade.
 
Questions about an exam or quiz must be raised during office hours in the week immediately following the class meeting when you received that grade.  You may ask the TA or Professor to explain why a particular answer was correct or incorrect, or to review the underlying concepts, but your grade will NOT be changed under any circumstances.

UT has switched to the plus/minus system:
 
A     = 93 – 100
A-     = 90 – 92
B+     = 87 – 89
B     = 83 – 86
B-     = 80 – 82
C+     = 77 – 79
C     = 73 – 76
C-     = 70 – 72
D+     = 67 – 69
D     = 63 – 66
D-     = 60 – 62
F     = Less than 60
 

Under NO circumstances (e.g., if you are just below a cut-off point; if you “need” a particular grade, etc.) will additional points be given to your final grade.  Please note that it is against UT policy to discuss your grades by email or by phone. 

Make-Up Exams
A make-up exam may be scheduled only with ADVANCE permission from the professor.  The following are acceptable reasons to schedule a make-up exam:  (1) Illness or injury, with a note from a medical professional; (2) Death or serious illness in the family, or other family emergency; (3) Travel for a scientific meeting or with an official UT organization.   If you will be missing a scheduled exam, please email the TA (with the professor CC’ed) as soon as possible. 

Academic Honesty
University policies on academic integrity (Office of the Dean of Students, 2008) apply to this course.  “At a minimum, you should complete any assignments, exams, and other scholastic endeavors with the utmost honesty, which requires you to:
•    Acknowledge the contributions of other sources to your scholastic efforts;
•    Complete your assignments independently unless expressly authorized to seek or obtain assistance in preparing them;
•    Follow instructions for assignments and exams, and observe the standards of your academic discipline; and
•    Avoid engaging in any form of academic dishonesty on behalf of yourself or another student.”
Office of the Dean of Students. (2008). The Standard of Academic Integrity. Retrieved July 26, 2009, from http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/acint_student.php

Required University Notices and Policies
University of Texas Honor Code
The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.

Documented Disability Statement
The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with dis¬abilities. For more information, contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 232-2937 (video phone) or http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd.

Use of E-Mail for Official Correspondence to Students
E-mail is recognized as an official mode of university correspondence; therefore, you are responsible for reading your e-mail for university and course-related information and announcements. You are responsible to keep the university informed about chang¬es to your e-mail address. You should check your e-mail regularly and frequently—I recommend daily, but at minimum twice a week—to stay current with university-related communications, some of which may be time-critical. You can find UT Austin’s poli¬cies and instructions for updating your e-mail address at http://www.utexas.edu/its/policies/emailnotify.php.

Religious Holy Days
By UT Austin policy, you must notify me of your pending absence at least fourteen days prior to the date of observance of a reli¬gious holy day. If you must miss a class, an examination, a work assignment, or a project in order to observe a religious holy day, I will give you an opportunity to complete the missed work within a reasonable time after the absence.

Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL)
If you are worried about someone who is acting differently, you may use the Behavior Concerns Advice Line to discuss by phone your concerns about another individual’s behavior. This service is provided through a partnership among the Office of the Dean of Students, the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC), the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and The University of Texas Police Department (UTPD). Call 512-232-5050 or visit http://www.utexas.edu/safety/bcal.
Course Schedule
Week    Date    Topic    Readings
Week 1    Jan 20    Introduction and Review of Syllabus    
    Jan 22    What is “Abnormal” Behavior?      AP Chapter 1 (pp. 1 – 28)
Week 2    Jan 25    Clinical Assessment    AP Chapter 4 (pp. 105 – 138)
    Jan 27    Demons to Genes:  Historical Changes in Causal Explanation     AP Chapter 2 (pp. 29 – 56)
    Jan 29    When You Say One Thing but You Mean Your Mother:  The Legacy of Psychoanalysis    
Week 3    Feb 1    Nature vs. Nurture (and Why I Hate that Phrase)    AP Chapter 3 (pp. 57 – 73)
    Feb 3    Learning and Cognition: White Rats and White Bears
Quiz #1    AP Chapter 3 (pp. 73 – 104)
    Feb 5    Generalized Anxiety Disorder and the Phobias    AP Chapter 6 (pp. 175 – 189, 201 – 206)
Week 4    Feb 8    Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia:  There is Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself?     AP Chapter 6 (pp. 190 – 201)
    Feb 10    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder    AP Chapter 6 (pp. 206 – 218)
Sedaris, D. (1998). A plague of tics.  In Naked (pp. 7-18).  New York, NY: Back Bay Books. [BB].
    Feb 12    Exam #1   
Week 5    Feb 15    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder     AP Chapter 5 (pp. 157 – 174)
    Feb 17    Major Depressive Disorder    AP Chapter 7 (pp. 219 – 247)

    Feb 19    Major Depressive Disorder    Solomon, A. (1998). Anatomy of melancholy. The New Yorker, January 12, 1998. [BB].
Week 6    Feb 22    Antidepressants and Suicide    AP Chapter 7 (pp. 262 – 272)
    Feb 24    Mania and Bipolar Disorder     AP Chapter 7 (pp. 247 – 262)
    Feb 26    Schizophrenia
Quiz #2    AP Chapter 13 (pp. 457 – 497)
Week 7    Mar 1    Schizophrenia    Finish reading AP Chapter 13
    Mar 3    Schizophrenia    Finish reading AP Chapter 13
    Mar 5    Anorexia Nervosa    AP Chapter 9 (pp. 305 – 339)
Week 8    Mar 8    Anorexia Nervosa    Noden, M.  (1994, August 8).  Dying to win.  Sports Illustrated. [BB].
    Mar 10    Bulimia Nervosa    Finish reading AP Chapter 9
    Mar 12    Exam #2   
Week 9        SPRING BREAK   
Week 10    Mar 22    Interplay between Mental and Physical Health    AP Chapter 5 (pp. 139 – 156)
    Mar 24    The “Wandering Uterus”: Hysteria and the Somatoform Disorders    AP Chapter 8 (pp. 272 – 288)
    Mar 26    Dissociative Disorders and the DID Controversy    AP Chapter 8 (pp. 288 – 304)
Week 11    Mar 29    Guest Lecture by Corey Palatto: Sexual Disorders and Sexual Dysfunction    AP Chapter 12 (pp. 418 – 456)
    Mar 31    Gender Identity Disorder    Hiltzik, M.A. (2000, November 19). Through the gender labyrinth.  Los Angeles Times Magazine. [BB].
    Apr 2    Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
Quiz #3   
Week 12    Apr 5    Substance Use Disorders and Addiction    AP Chapter 11 (pp. 381 – 417)
    Apr 7    Addicted to Love?: Other Impulse-Control Disorders     Finish reading AP Chapter 11
    Apr 9    Substance Use in Adolescents and College Students    Finish reading AP Chapter 11
Week 13    Apr 12    Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Delinquency    AP Chapter 15 (pp. 529 – 536)
    Apr 14    Attention Deficit – Hyperactivity Disorder   
    Apr 16     Exam #3   
Week 14    Apr 19     Introduction to Personality Disorders    AP Chapter 10 (pp. 340 – 363)
    Apr 21    Borderline Personality Disorder    Wheelis, J. & Gunderson, J.G. (1998).  A little cream and sugar: Psychotherapy with a borderline patient.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 114-122. [BB].
    Apr 23    BPD and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury    
Week 15    Apr 26     Narcissistic Personality Disorder   
    Apr 28    Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy    AP Chapter 10 (pp. 365 – 380)
    Apr 30    Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy
Quiz #4    Seabrook, J. (2008, November 10).  Suffering souls:  The search for the roots of psychopathy.  The New Yorker.  [BB].
Week 16    May 3    Legal Issues and Quandaries     AP Chapter 17 (pp. 605 – 632)
    May 5    Does Therapy Work?    AP Chapter 16 (pp. 567 – 604)
    May 7    “Everybody Has Won and All Must Have Prizes”: Comparing Types of Therapy    Finish reading AP Chapter 16
FINAL    May 12    FINAL EXAM (7:00 – 10:00 PM)   

AP = From the Abnormal Psychology textbook
BB = Posted on Blackboard.

PSY 396 • Advanced Behavior Pathology

44385 • Fall 2009
Meets W 900-1200 SEA 4.242
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Evaluation of the experimental and theoretical literature concerning major behavioral disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

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