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SYLLABUS ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY #43291, 830:340:04, Spring, 2011 MeetingTime: T,Th; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:40 – 3:00 pm Place: HLL114, Busch Campus Instructor: Professor Jan Mohlman, Ph.D. No office phone due to budget cuts! Email: [email protected] Office location: Busch Campus, Busch Psychology Building (across from golf course) 152 Frelinghuysen Road, Room 319 Office hours: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 pm or by appointment. T.A.: Sara Detrick Email: [email protected] Office hours: Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm, Psychology Building, Busch Campus, Room 219 The T.A. handles all grading and grade-related matters. 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. You must read this syllabus thoroughly and refer to it throughout the term. Email and Sakai website : The Sakai site is used to communicate with you and provide tools for the class, https://sakai.rutgers.edu/portal. I will post slides for each lecture at least an hour ahead of time, and you should print them out and bring to class with you. Please check the Sakai site at least every other day for updates. All handouts, announcements, study guides etc. will also be posted on Sakai. Please check the Sakai site first before emailing me if you need any class documents. I will do my best to respond to emails on the same day I receive them, but I can’t promise that I will always be able to do this. Required Text: Barlow, D. & Durand, M. (2008) Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach (5 th edition). I recommend buying a used copy from NJ Books – this book might not be available at the Rutgers Bookstore. 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. Don’t pay any attention to signs in the bookstore telling you that you need the study guide – no additional books are needed for this class. 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. I have worked in this field as a clinical psychologist for 20 years, and can tell you much from my personal experiences as well. Exam Dates:
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