Class Program
Credits 4
This course surveys fundamental issues in abnormal psychology, focusing on serious mental disorders articulated by the diagnostic and statistical manual (DSM V) of the American Psychiatric Association. The course is interdisciplinary, examining biological, medical, psychological, social, cultural, and political aspects of mental illness. Frameworks for understanding maladaptive behavior, the history of psychopathology, its epidemiology, cultural stigma around mental illness, and a variety of treatment models are presented and evaluated.
PY130, Junior or Senior Standing