PSYC.2720.206: Abnormal Psychology - Siegel

Course Schedule

Class readings can be found under the Course Materials page.

Dates Topics Readings Term Paper
January 17 Introduction to course


 

January 19-26 1. Basic Concepts and Definitions

LMS: Units 1-4
MW: Ch 1
T. Szasz, "The myth of mental illness" (1/24)

January 31- February 7 2. Dimensions of Psychopathology: Emotion LMS: Units IIA and 5-7
MW: Ch 3 Paul (1/31)
Agnes and Bess (2/2)
Ch 7 Joseph and Virginia (2/7)
February 9-16 3. Dimensions of Psychopathology: Behavior LMS: Units IIB and 8-10
MW: Ch 9 Betty and Elvis (2/9)
Ch 8 Jeffrey and Ch 10 Diana (2/14)
Ch 11 Theodore B (2/16)

February 23- March 2
(Monday class schedule 2/21)

4. Dimensions of Psychopathology: Cognition

LMS: Units IIC and 11-13
MW: Ch 6 Sally, Daniel, and Theodore K (2/23) Ch 4 Anna (2/28)
Ch 14 Temple (3/2)

Step 1: March 2
March 7- 9 5. Dimensions of Psychopathology: Physical Health LMS: Units IID and 14-16
MW: Ch 5 Alix and Pam (3/7)
Ch 8 Tim and Marilyn
Ch 15 Ronald (3/9)
March 21-30 6. Explanations and Treatments LMS: Review Units 3, plus units 17-19
MW: Ch 2, 16
Marlatt, Demming, and Reid
"Loss of control drinking in alcoholics: An experimental analogue" (3/28)
Step 2: March 30
April 4-11 7. Biological Perspectives LMS: Units 20-22
MW: Review causes and treatments section of all assigned cases, focus on biological
April 5 Last day to withdraw with 'W'
April 13-20 8. Psychological Perspectives LMS: Units 23-25
MW: Review causes and treatments sections of all assigned cases, focus on psychological
Step 3: April 13
April 25-27 9. Social Perspectives LMS: Units 26-27
MW: Ch 17
Step 4: April 27 (Full credit)
TBA between May 1 and May 8 All All Final Exam
Step 4: date of final (5% penalty)