Fall 2008

Abnormal Psychology

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-28


Richard P. Halgin (Section 01)


A review of various forms of psychopathology including addictive, adjustment, anxiety, childhood, dissociative, impulse control, mood, organic, personality, psychophysiological, schizophrenic, and sexual disorders. Based on a review of contemporary research findings, lectures and discussion will focus on the most relevant approaches for understanding, diagnosing, and treating psychological disorders. The biopsychosocial model will serve as a basis for explaining the etiology of psychological disorders, and discussion will focus on empirically supported interventions for treating these conditions. Professor Halgin of the University of Massachusetts. Requisite: Psychology 11 or 12, or consent of the instructor. Limited to 40 students. Fall semester.