Psychology 280—Section 730
Summer Session I, Online Course
May 14, 2007 – June 28, 2007
G. Anne Bogat, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant: Lisa Tang, M.A.
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**THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT TAKING
ON-CAMPUS COURSES AT MSU DURING THE FIRST SUMMER SESSION.**
Barlow, D. H., & Durand, V. M.
Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach
You may purchase this textbook at the MSU Student Bookstore located at
421 E. Grand River
Ave East Lansing, MI 48823 Phone: 517-351-4210
MUST purchase the version of the book that comes with the course CD-ROM.
It will be
impossible for you to complete this course without the accompanying CD. Please contact either
the professor or the teaching assistant immediately if you are having difficulty finding texts with
the accompanying CD-ROM.
The purpose of this class is to familiarize students with the field of abnormal psychology, or
psychopathology, as it is often called.
The approach of the textbook is to embed the field of
psychopathology in an integrative framework.
You will learn about biological, psychological,
emotional, social, interpersonal, and developmental influences on abnormal behavior.
factors are all important in order to understand what causes psychopathology and how it
manifests itself in different individuals.
There is not one factor alone that can explain
We will learn about definitions of abnormal psychology and how these have shifted during
different times in history.
We will explore current definitions, especially as they are described in
the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the handbook for mental health professionals to assess and
diagnose various disorders.
Then you will learn about research methodology used to study
The bulk of the course focuses on specific mental health disorders.
These are subsumed under
11 broad categories:
anxiety disorders (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder), somatoform and