PSYCH 270 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
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:

Description

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.

Discussion sections will be used to have small groups presentations of research topics that generally follow the content course of the lecture. Note, discussions sections are designed to allow students to gain a deeper understanding of various topics in psychopathology through these presentations. Therefore, they are NOT meant to simply reiterate or provide a review of materials from lecture and readings. It is the student’s responsibility to review and study materials from lecture and readings to prepare for exams.

Course Requirements:

Your final grade will be based on the total number of points you obtain from regular exams in lecture (up to 500 points total) and participation in discussion sections (up to 50 points). Note, it is the student's responsibility to be in attendance for all lecture classes and discussion sections. Missing lectures and discussion sections, exams, group presentations, etc., will have a direct impact on your final grade (i.e., points lost, grade lowered).

Schedule

PSYCH 270 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
16624
Open
11
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in LEC 001 when they elect a DIS 002-013. Psych 270-001 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
002 (DIS)
 In Person
27346
Open
5
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 270-002 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
003 (DIS)
 In Person
29781
Closed
0
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 270-003 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
004 (DIS)
 In Person
32618
Open
1
 
-
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 270-004 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
005 (DIS)
 In Person
27347
Open
3
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 270-005 will be taught in person (Fall 2021). Psych 270-005 meets in the Pillsbury Room, floor 4M of East Hall. Use the Psych Church Street side Elevator to go to 4M. Elevator opens into classroom (Fall 2021).
006 (DIS)
 In Person
27348
Closed
0
 
-
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 270-006 meets in the Pillsbury Room, floor 4M of East Hall. Use the Psych Church Street side Elevator to go to 4M. Elevator opens into classroom (Fall 2021).
007 (DIS)
 In Person
27349
Closed
0
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 270-007 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
009 (DIS)
 In Person
27350
Closed
0
 
-
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 270-009 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
011 (DIS)
 In Person
27351
Closed
0
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 270-011 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
013 (DIS)
 In Person
29783
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 270-013 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).

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