UWL PSY 204 - Syllabus (5 pages)

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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Psy 204 - Abnormal Psychology

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PSY 204 Fall 2014 PSY 204 Abnormal Psychology Fall 2014 Instructor Jonathan Marin Ph D Email Jmarin uwlax edu Phone 608 785 6896 Office 331B Graff Main Hall Office Hours Mon Wed 3 45 to 4 30 pm Tue Thu 1 to 2 pm and by appointment scheduled via e mail Any changes to this syllabus will be announced in class It is your responsibility to be aware of any changes Class Time Monday and Wednesday 2 15 p m 3 40 p m in Graff Main Hall 247 Required Text Nolen Hoeksema S 2014 Abnormal psychology 6th ed New York McGraw Hill Supplementary Readings Information Supplementary readings are intended to help students understand the material covered in lecture These readings will be announced in class and posted through D2L Any and all lectures may also contain additional supplemental information not covered in the text Students are responsible for all information covered in both the textbook and lectures Course Description This course is meant to provide a comprehensive overview of psychological disorders with a focus on outlining symptoms of disorders causes of mental illness and treatment approaches for these disorders Additionally special emphasis will be placed on mood anxiety and psychotic disorders and assessment and diagnosis Prerequisites PSY 100 General Psychology or PSY 212 Life Span Development and sophomore standing minimum 30 credits Upon completion of this course students shall be able to 1 Identify the DSM IV TR DSM 5 classification system and terminology relating to abnormal psychology 2 Compare and contrast the essential features of the most prevalent disorders 3 Recognize the contribution of environmental biological cognitive and affective factors in the etiology of mental health disorders 4 Identify the various types of assessment diagnostic and treatment procedures 5 Describe in depth at least one disorder in the field of abnormal psychology 6 Demonstrate the ability to gather and conceptualize pertinent research and current events in the field of abnormal



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