PSYCH 270 - Introduction to Psychopathology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
>100
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

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. Quizzes, which are given at the start of class, cannot be made up for any reason, and will be given starting the second lecture class. (Therefore, students who are interested in taking this course should make sure to attend the first lecture class.) Students who are late or who do not attend lectures risk missing quizzes and exams that cannot be made up. Missing lectures, quizzes, exams, and failing to complete a paper, will have a direct impact on your final grade.

PSYCH 270 - Introduction to Psychopathology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
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30099
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0
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Psych 270-001 is Lecture only (no associated sections).
020 (LEC)
 
30101
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5
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in Lec 020 when they elect a Dis 021-032.
021 (DIS)
P
33503
Closed
0
 
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W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
022 (DIS)
P
33505
Open
2
 
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W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
023 (DIS)
P
33507
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
024 (DIS)
P
33509
Open
1
 
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W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
025 (DIS)
P
33511
Closed
0
 
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Th 8:00AM - 10:00AM
026 (DIS)
P
33513
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0
 
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Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
027 (DIS)
P
33515
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0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
028 (DIS)
P
33517
Open
1
 
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Th 5:00PM - 7:00PM
029 (DIS)
P
45938
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0
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
030 (DIS)
P
45939
Open
1
 
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
031 (DIS)
P
45940
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
032 (DIS)
P
45941
Open
2
 
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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Note:
Both the textbook (14th edition only) and case studies book (8th edition only) are required for the course.
ISBN: 0205711502
Abnormal Psy&Case Studies Pkg, Author: Butcher/Meyers Bundle, Publisher: Pearson 14/E 2010
Required
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