Know the limbic system and the components described in class.
What is heritability?
Distinguish classical and operant conditioning from each other, and know the principles and concepts of each: UCS,
UCR, CS, CR; positive and negative reinforcement, positive and negative punishment. Be able to apply these terms.
Know learned helplessness.
What are the principles of cognitive therapy?
How do social factors influence psychological disorders?
Know the terms
diagnosis, prognosis, prevalence,
Know what the DSM-IV-TR is used for, including the 5 axes.
as they apply to diagnoses, and as they apply to assessment tools.
Know the different kinds of clinicians in terms of their training and what they are able to do.
Know generally how brain imaging methods work.
Know the importance of clinical interviews and the different forms they take (e.g., structured) and the
benefits/drawbacks of each.
Know the purposes of psychological assessment.
Distinguish malingering from factitious disorder.
Know the role of clinical neuropsychologists
Identify the main goal of each treatment approach (biomedical, psychoanalytic, client-centered, behavioral,
Be able to identify techniques associated with each of the above including these:
ECT, biofeedback, , medication, neurosurgery, dream interpretation (
including manifest content and latent
), free association,
, cognitive restructuring.