2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

PSYC 360 Intro Psychopathology

This course provides an introduction to abnormal behavior and addresses the different perspectives on what constitutes 'abnormality.' A vulnerability-stress-coping model of maladaptive behavior is emphasized within the course text and in class discussions. Causes, developmental courses, treatments, and outcomes of the major categories of mental disorders are studied from epidemiological, clinical, and phenomenological perspectives. This course typically includes involvement with communty based mental health programs. Prereq: PSY 310 or permission of instructor. (Offered spring semester.)