Spring 2020 - PSYC 241 D100
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3)
Class Number: 7657
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
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.
- Midterm One: 30%
- Midterm Two: 30%
- Final Exam: 40%
Dozois, David J. A. Abnormal Psychology. (6th ed.). Pearson Education.
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