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SYLLABUS PRINCIPLES OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY #70793, 830:340:01, Spring, 2008 MeetingTime: MTh3, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:20 pm Place: Livingston Campus, LSH Auditorium, seats 400 students Instructor: Professor Jan Mohlman, Ph.D. Phone: 732-445-1412 Email: Office location: Busch Campus, Busch Psychology Building (across from golf course) 152 Frelinghuysen Road, Room 309 Office hours: Mondays after class, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, or by appointment. All office hours are held in my office – we are unable to meet in our classroom for office hours. TA: Ariana Prawda, Office hours: Mondays, 4:00-5:00 pm in Busch Psychology Building, Room 219 The TA handles all grading and grade-related matters. Course website : Best to get to my site through my listing on the faculty page of the psychology department’s website. Once you are on my site, click on ‘Courses’ and then under ‘Undergraduate Teaching’ select ‘Principles of Abnormal Psychology,’ then ‘handouts.’ In this folder you will find copies of all instructor’s slides and handouts, as well as readings, study guides and special notices. Please check the course website for new postings at least once per week . It is each student’s responsibility to keep up with all postings on the website. Please check the website first, before emailing me, if you need any class documents. Required Text: Barlow, D. & Durand, V. (2004) Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach (4th Ed.). I recomment buying a used copy. You do not need the CD that comes with the book. You do not need to bring your book to class. You do not need to purchase any separate study guides. Exam Dates: There are four noncumulative exams in this class on the following dates: Monday, Feb.11, Monday, March 10, Thursday, April 10, and Monday, May 5. These are regular exams given during the regular class time; there are no cumulative midterms or final exams in this class. Your grade in the class is based on these four exams. Syllabus: You are responsible for all the information contained in this syllabus, and for all changes to the syllabus that I announce in class or post on the website. Course Overview and Objectives This course provides an introduction to the field of abnormal psychology. First, we will discuss definitions of abnormal psychology and the diagnosis and assessment of emotional disorders. The most commonly occurring disorders will be covered with an emphasis on phenomenology (the experience of the individual experiencing the disorder), etiology (the possible causes of the disorder), and contemporary approaches to treatment. Special attention will be paid to controversial topics and current trends in the study of abnormal psychology, such as the importance of research in developing effective treatments. Classroom Etiquette
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