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syllabus_s08-168 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Psychology (PSC) 168...

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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Psychology (PSC) 168 Spring, 2008 Professor Nolan Zane 268B Young Hall Phone: 752-5419; E-mail: nwzane@ucdavis.edu Office Hrs: TR 2:10-3 or by appointment Teaching Assistant: Lauren Berger 149 Young Hall Phone: 754-5910; E-mail: lkberger@ucdavis.edu Office Hrs: MW 2:00-3:00 or by appointment Course Description The course examines the definition, assessment, prevalence, manifestation, etiology, and treatment of abnormal behavior. The symptomatology and prevalence of various types of psychopathology are presented along with the most current theories and research on the possible causes of these disorders. Also discussed is research on the effectiveness of interventions and mental health services designed to treat a particular disorder. Specific issues addressed include the sociocultural context of normal and abnormal behavior, historical perspectives to abnormal behavior, empirical approaches to studying deviant behavior, the diagnostic classification system, differing models and theories of psychopathology, culture-bound syndromes, symptoms,
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course PSC 49640 taught by Professor Schleper during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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