PSYCH 270 - Introduction to Psychopathology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
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. 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)
TuTh 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: This is a lecture only course. There are no associated discussion sections.
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We are using the 8th Edition of Barlow (2018) only.
ISBN: 9781337550925
Bundle: Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, Loose-Leaf Version, 8th + MindTap? Psychology, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card, Author: Barlow/Durand/Hofmann, Publisher: Cengage 8TH 2018
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