PSYCH 270 - Introduction to Psychopathology
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Abnormal psychology entails the scientific study of aberrant behaviors, broadly defined. However, there is no universal consensus on the definition, classification, and treatment of psychological disorders. As we shall quickly see, what is deemed abnormal and how it develops or is treated will partly depend on the particular perspective taken. Hence, a key goal of this course is to guide students toward a broad and critical understanding of 'abnormal behavior' from a number of different perspectives.

We will accomplish this by exploring, evaluating, and discussing various strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives for understanding psychology based on the theoretical and empirical literature. Films may be used to illustrate some of the important concepts mentioned in the lectures and in the readings.

Your final grade will be based on the total number of points you obtain from regular quizzes and exams. In addition, a paper may be required. Note, it is the student's responsibility to be in attendance for all lecture classes. Missing lectures, quizzes, exams, and failing to complete a paper, will have a direct impact on your final grade.

PSYCH 270 - Introduction to Psychopathology
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101 (LEC)
TuThF 9:00AM - 11:40AM
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