1Psychology 380 - Abnormal Psychology
Professor Richard P. Halgin
University of Massachusetts Spring 2009
Graduate Teaching Assistants:
Email address: accessed through SPARK. See instructions below.
The Graduate Teaching Assistants are the Course Managers, and have responsibility for all
administrative aspects of this course.
One of the Graduate TAs will be available before or after lecture in
Mahar Auditorium, as well as during scheduled office hours.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistants
Advanced undergraduate students serve as liaisons between the instructional staff and every
student in the class.
They serve as consultants for presentations, facilitators of the daily Discussion and
Review sessions, and assistants for the general administration of the course.
Students are expected to use the SPARK software program, which can be accessed at this URL:
The SPARK internal email should be used for
all course-related email. To log onto the course website, use the link above.
On this website you will find
the course syllabus, an internal email system for Psych 380, various study aids, and a course calendar.
Occasional course-related announcements will be posted, so it is extremely important that you check this
site and your SPARK email on a regular basis.
Halgin, R.P., & Whitbourne, S.K. (2010).
Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on
Psychological Disorders, Sixth Edition.
Halgin, R. P. (2009).
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Abnormal
Psychology, Fifth Edition.
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.