PSY240_Syllabus_NP_82119.docx - 1 PSY 240 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Fall 2019 Instructor Office Phone Email Office Hrs Nikki Puccetti Class Times Flipse 440

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1 PSY 240: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Fall 2019 Instructor: Nikki Puccetti Class Times: Mon/Weds 1:25pm – 2:45pm Office: Flipse 440 Class Location: Flipse 301 Phone: 305-284-2307 Prerequisites: C- or higher in PSY 110 Email: [email protected] Office Hrs: Wed 2:45-4; Thur 1:30-3:15; or by appointment _ . Course Description: This course will provide an overview of adult psychopathology. Throughout the semester, you will learn about the presenting symptoms, diagnostic criteria, possible causes, assessment, and treatment of a broad range of psychological disorders. Course Objectives: To understand historical and contemporary perspectives on adult psychopathology To critically examine a variety of models and theories used to explain mental disorders To explore the etiology, maintenance, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5 th Edition Required Textbook: 1. Abnormal Psychology, Tenth Edition by Ronald & Jonathan Comer (ISBN-13: 9781319066949) It may be helpful to refer to the DSM-5 throughout this course. Free access is provided by logging into the University of Miami’s online library and following this link: Course Policies: To make this environment comfortable for everyone, it is important that you approach this course with respect and empathy for your fellow classmates. Many of the topics we are going to discuss in class are sensitive and it is likely that many students will have had direct or indirect experience with some of the conditions discussed in class. Personal information should not be shared outside of the classroom, however, it is impossible to guarantee confidentiality in the classroom setting so be thoughtful about sharing in class. Attendance: Although attendance will not be taken at each lecture, consistent attendance is necessary to be successful in this course. Class lectures will present material that is covered in your textbook, but will often include additional material not found in the textbook that will be on the exam. Acceptable reasons for missing a class include personal illness, academic-related travel, family death, or serious illness. Appropriate documentation is expected for each excused absence. Should you be absent from class for religious observance, the University policy requires that students present faculty members with the specific dates of absence in writing within the first three days of class meeting. Absences from exams are only considered excusable under the following circumstances: religious observance (where the nature of the observance prevents the student from being present during the class period); participation in university activities at the request of University authorities; and compelling circumstances beyond the
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