At the end of this course, the students; 1) Distinguish between normal and abnormal behavior. 2) Monitor the historical development of the classification of psychological disorders. 3) Identify the contemporary perspectives of abnormal behavior's origins. 4) Explain the clinical pictures, epidemiology and prognoses of common psychopathologies. 5) Evaluate the etiologies and appropriate treatment approaches of common psychopathologies.
MODE OF DELIVERY
Face to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT
The aim of this course is to differentiate between the concepts of normal and abnormal behavior, learn about the different theories/perspectives used to explain the underlying dynamics leading to abnormal mental processes and gain knowledge about the different ways to diagnose abnormal behavior, their characteristics, and their possible causes. Within the scope of the course, students gain knowledge about the diagnostic criteria, etiologies and treatment processes of psychopathologies experienced in the adulthood.
Abnormal Behavior & Contemporary Perspectives of Abnormal Behavior
Classification and Diagnosis of Abnormal Behavior
Assessment of Abnormal Behavior and Treatment Approaches
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association.
Hooley, J. M., Butcher, J. N., Nock, M. K., & Mineka, S. (2017). Abnormal Psychology (17th ed.). Pearson.
Oltmanss, T. F., Martin, M. T., Neale, J. M., & Davison, G. C. (2011). Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology. John Wiley & Sons.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Presentation of Case Study
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)
Preparation for Quiz
Individual or group work
Preparation for Final exam
Preparation for Midterm exam
Laboratory (including preparation)
Case Study Presentation
Total Workload / 30
ECTS Credits of the Course
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES (KLO) / MATRIX OF LEARNING OUTCOMES (LO)