Course Code & Number:
Level of Course:
Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:
FinalExam - 30%
Midterms(2) - 40%
Quiz - 6%
Oral Questioning - 12%
Presentation (Oral) - 12%
Understanding psychopathology. the supernatural tradition. The biological and psychological tradition. Genetic contributions to psychopathology. Neuroscience, cognitive and behavioral science. Emotions.cultural, social and interpersonal factors.assessing and diagnosing psychological disorders.types of research methods. The complexity of anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder. Specific phobia. Obsessive compulsive disorder. Somatoform and dissociative disorders.prevalence of mood disorders. Causes of mood disorders.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Explain the historical context from which the current conceptualization of abnormal psychology has evolved.
2. Compare the main theoretical perspectives/paradigms which have influenced the field of abnormal psychology.
3. Explain the classification of psychological disorders.
4. Critique treatment approaches.
5. Compare the major research findings for each group of disorders and how they add to our knowledge of the causes and treatment of psychological disorders.