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Psychology

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PSYCH 303-CN : Psychopathology


Description

This course introduces the study of psychopathology with an emphasis on the continuum between normal and abnormal patterns of behavior, emotional regulation, and thought processes. Students will learn about different types of psychological disorders including mood disorders, panic, anxiety, obsessions, personality disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual dysfunctions, childhood-onset disorders, trauma, and neurocognitive disorders. We will consider biological, psychological, and societal causes of dysfunction. We will also explore how psychopathology has been understood throughout history, how those views have evolved to inform psychological treatments available today, and how culture continues to play a role in shaping our conceptualization of mental illness. Lastly, opportunities for prevention and organized efforts to promote mental health will be discussed, including research on how to cultivate happiness. Lectures will draw from real-world examples, fictional depictions of mental illness, and clinical case studies. Students will be assessed through a midterm exam, a final exam (non-cumulative), and a research paper. Carries social science credit. Prerequisite: PSYCH 110 or equivalent.


Winter 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/03/23 - 03/18/23Tu
6:15 – 9:15 p.m. 64
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Broaders, Sara
Evanston Campus
Open
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