Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
This course presents current research on the nature, causes, and treatment of psychological disorders. The manifestations of major forms of psychopathology (schizophrenia, depressive and anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, personality disorders) are described and illustrated with case studies, and different theoretical approaches to understanding psychopathology are reviewed. Systems for classifying and diagnosing mental disorders are presented, as well as research involving neuropsychological tests and brain imaging. Differences relating to culture and ethnicity and emerging research on genetic, epigenetic, and environmental contributions to psychopathology are also covered.