Fall 2020 - PSYC 241 D100

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3)

Class Number: 3156

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • 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:

Lectures will be recorded and asynchronous. Tests will be held during the scheduled meeting times.

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 Exam: 60%
  • Participation: 15%
  • Writing Assignments: 15%
  • Final Exam: 10%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

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

www.sfu.ca/bookstore/ebooks

www.sfu.ca/bookstore 
ISBN: 9780134428871

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).