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- 22 Feb 2021
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple definitions of abnormal behaviour and how to assess it.
2.Identify the signs, symptoms and science-based treatments of the psychological disorders covered in this unit.
3..Demonstrate awareness of the prevalence and demographics typical for the psychological disorders covered in this unit.
Demonstrate a basic understanding and appreciation of theory and typical research findings relating to cause and maintenance of the psychological disorders covered in this unit.
5.Display communication and critical analysis skills: in particular, analyse the theoretical and empirical literature and professionally communicate research findings.
- 1. Introduction to Psychopathology
- 2. Mood Disorders and Suicide
- 3. Anxiety and related Disorders
- 4. Eating Disorders
- 5. Substance-related and addictive Disorders
- 6. Sexual, paraphilic, and gender Disorders
- 7. Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
- 8. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
20cp from (PSYX or PSYU or PSY units at 2000 level) including PSYX248 or PSYX2248 or PSY248 or PSYU2248 NCCW (2020 and onwards) PSYU3337 Psychopathology
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This subject focuses on so-called abnormal behaviour. Following a general introduction to the nature and study of abnormality, each of the main forms of psychopathology is discussed, along with theories of psychopathology and their evidence (when available) as well as science-based interventions. Tutorials are online. An intermediate level of research methodology and statistical knowledge is a pre-requisite for this unit, as this knowledge is required to understand the scientific basis of psychopathology and its theories.
- Written report (40%)
- Online quiz (10%)
- Invigilated examination (50%)
Current study term: 21 Feb 21 to 04 Jun 21)
Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach
Barlow, Durand, & Hofmann.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th Ed.
American Psychological Association