Fall 2019 - PSYC 241 D100

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3)

Class Number: 9882

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    WMC 3520, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Shannon Zaitsoff
    slz3@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-8721
  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 102.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduces students to the area of abnormal psychology. Topics include the definition and classification of pathological behavior, factors involved in the development of pathology, and evaluation of therapy outcome.

COURSE DETAILS:

Psychology 241 is a survey course that provides an introduction to psychopathology. We will review how different paradigms including cognitive behavioural, developmental psychopathology, biological, psychoanalytic, humanistic/existential, and learning conceptualize abnormal behaviour. We will examine the classification, assessment and treatment of specific psychological disorders. Lectures will include videos of persons diagnosed with specific disorders or being treated with different methods. Time will be allotted for interactive discussion at the end of lectures.

Grading

  • Midterm One: 30%
  • Midterm Two: 30%
  • Final Exam: 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Dozois, David J. A. Abnormal Psychology.  (6th ed.).  Pearson Education.
ISBN: 9780134428871

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