- Code PSYC3025
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Kristen Murray
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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This course introduces students to a range of abnormal behaviours and psychopathology conditions. These may include anxiety, depression, personality disorder, schizophrenia, and/or dementia. These are just examples and they may change from year to year. The course covers clinical description, individual differences, biological, psychological, social and contextual influences, the examination of prominent models in the literature, and to a limited extent, the treatment of selected psychological disorders.
This course is a prerequisite for postgraduate study in Clinical Psychology at ANU.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the rquirements of this course, students should be able to:
- Identify and describe major tems and concepts in abnormal psychology(LO1).
- Describe and apply major theories of abnormal psychology (LO2).
- Describe the syptomatology associated with major mental disorders and apply to case examples (LO3).
- Think critically about issues and changes in psychiatric nomenclature (LO4).
- Think critically about current ethical, legal, cultural, and contemporary topics in abnormal psychology (LO5).
- Demonstrate preliminary knowledge of the main empirically based approaches available to treat or manage the conditions covered in the course (LO6).
Indicative Assessment* Note: This information is tentative and subject to change
- Research essay (22%) - LO 2,3,6
- Critical Thinking Assignment (6%) - LO 4,5
- Lab quizzes (12%) - LO 1-6
- Exams (60%) - LO 1-6
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WorkloadThe face-to - face teaching time for this course consists of two hours of lectures per week and 18 hours of laboratory classes spread across the semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Rieger, E (Editor). (2014). Abnormal Psychology: Leading Researcher Perspectives (3rd Edition). Publisher: McGraw-Hill Pty Ltd, Australia.
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1618||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|