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Abnormal Psychology: Psychology 245, Section 001 Spring 2012 Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:15 p.m. Greenlaw room 101 Instructor: Jenna Godfrey, Ph.D. Office: 266 Davie Hall Office Hours: 4:00-4:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment Email: [email protected] Phone: (919)764-2213 (at Central Regional Hospital) Teaching Assistant: Nicole Fenton Office: 249f Davie Hall Office Hours: 6:30-7:30 Tuesdays or by appointment Email: [email protected] Class Website: http: blackboard.unc.edu Please check the site regularly, as the syllabus, class slides, assignments, announcements, and other relevant material will be posted here. Text: Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2011). Abnormal Psychology (5 th edition) . Boston: McGraw Hill. ISBN-978-0-07-338278-4. Additional Recommended Resources: 1. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, version IV-TR (DSM-IV-TR). This is available for FREE online or at the library. To access this resource: Go to UNC libraries catalog at www.lib.unc.edu Type in “DSM-IV-TR” in the “Search the Catalog” box Choose “ Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders [electronic resource] : DSM- IV-TR. Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association, c2000.” Make sure you are not accessing DSM-IV-TR plus Also be sure to choose “electronic resource” if you want online access or you may view a hard copy of the DSM-IV at several campus libraries. 2. The Writing Center 962-7710 www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb Course Description : This class is designed to provide an overview of the field often labeled as “abnormal” psychology ( think about the implication of the term abnormal) and to provide an introduction into a wide range of psychological disorders. We will review symptoms/diagnostic criteria, causes/etiology, and treatments of the major psychological disorders, as well as consider the social and cultural issues that influence and impact the field. 1
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Class will be structured to be more than a regurgitation of the text, and will consist of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and class activities. Although it will be necessary to cover certain factual information in some detail, which will overlap with the text, class time will be used to clarify, illustrate, and expand important concepts and develop themes important to the study of behavior disorders. In addition, some topics may be presented in lecture that are not covered in the text. As a result, class attendance will be an integral and necessary part of your learning experience. Student Psychological Services : As we will discuss in class, “abnormal” psychology is actually quite normal and it is therefore expected that some of the students in this class will be able to relate to some of the symptoms covered in this course. Many of you may have a tendency to self-diagnosis and have concerns either for yourself or someone you know. Also, many of you may already be diagnosed with a mental illness or have family/friends who have a mental illness and it may be upsetting. In either case, it may be helpful to meet
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