syllabus380-Spring08

syllabus380-Spring08 - Psychology 380 - Abnormal Psychology...

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1Psychology 380 - Abnormal Psychology Professor Richard P. Halgin University of Massachusetts Spring 2008 Graduate Teaching Assistants: Email address: accessed through SPARK (WebCT). See instructions below. The Graduate Teaching Assistants are the Course Managers, and have responsibility for all administrative aspects of this course. One of the Graduate TAs will be available before or after lecture in Mahar Auditorium, as well as during scheduled office hours. Undergraduate Teaching Assistants Advanced undergraduate students serve as liaisons between the instructional staff and every student in the class. They serve as consultants for presentations, facilitators of the daily Discussion and Review sessions, and assistants for the general administration of the course. SPARK (WebCT) Students are expected to use the SPARK software program, which can be accessed at this URL: https://spark.oit.umass.edu/webct/logonDisplay.dowebct The SPARK internal email should be used for all course-related email. To log onto the course website, use the link above. On this website you will find the course syllabus, an internal email system for Psych 380, various study aids, and a course calendar. Occasional course-related announcements will be posted, so it is extremely important that you check this site and your SPARK email on a regular basis. Required Books: Halgin, R.P., & Whitbourne, S.K. (2008). Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on aw-Hill. Halgin, R. P. (2007). Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Abnormal Psychology, Fourth Edition. McGraw-Hill. Optional Book: Halgin, R.P., & Whitbourne, S.K. (2007). Student Study Guide to Accompany Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders, Fifth Edition . McGraw-Hill. Course Content: A review of various forms of psychopathology including: addictive, adjustment, anxiety, childhood, dissociative, impulse control, mood, organic, personality, psychophysiological, schizophrenic, and sexual disorders. Based on a review of contemporary research findings, lectures and discussion will focus on the most relevant approaches for understanding, diagnosing, and treating psychological disorders. Course Format:
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