TOURO PSY 335 - PSY.335 Syllabus (5 pages)

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Psy 335 - Abnormal Psychology

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TOURO COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS LANDER COLLEGE LAS WOMENS DIVISION DEPARTMENT Department of Psychology COURSE TITLE Abnormal Psychology COURSE NUMBER PSY335 PREREQUISITES Introduction to Psychology CREDIT HOURS 3 DEVELOPER Naomi Klapper LAST UPDATE January 30 2004 COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to help the students maximize their understanding of the principles and research in abnormal psychology The course begins with the research methods in abnormal psychology the diagnosis and assessment Then we study the theoretical perspectives biological psychodynamic cognitive behavioral family systems and socio cultural perspectives The emotional behavioral psychotic neuropsychological and developmental disorders are discussed in depth Not only do the students learn to understand the symptoms prognosis and therapies of the disorders in the DSM4 but also to gain an understanding into the legal and societal issues involved in treating people suffering from these disorders The ethical issues pertinent for the treatment of the mentally ill such as the trend towards de institutionalization are discussed COURSE OBJECTIVES The students will Acquire an understanding of the current diagnostic classification system its advantages and limitations Acquire knowledge of the major classification of disorders their symptoms and causes and therapies Acquire an ability to read current research and raise questions regarding its ethics research practices validity reliability etc Understand the theoretical approaches in the field of abnormal psychology behavioral psychodynamic etc and their views of the disorders how they occur choices of treatment Comprehend the various psychotherapies and their techniques their strengths and weaknesses Develop insight into developmental disorders of childhood and adolescence such as childhood depression eating disorders mental retardation and autism etc Comprehend the societal and legal issues related to psychology such as antisocial and violent



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