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An introductory course in abnormal psychology covering both the traditional and modern approaches to the field.
This is an introductory course in abnormal psychology. The main emphasis of this course is on current views, perspectives, and research in this field. Because this is an introductory course, lectures will largely consist of broad overviews of various psychological disorder concepts and selected specific problem areas.Abnormal psychology draws upon most basic areas of psychological knowledge (e.g., social, developmental, physiological, cognitive, learning theory). Course readings and lectures aim to apply knowledge from these areas to the understanding of psychopathology.PSYC335 Abnormal Psychology is a prerequisite course for the Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Programme at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha/University of Canterbury.
The objectives of the course are to:1) Provide students with a basic understanding of the various theoretical views on the concept of abnormality in psychology.2) Provide students with an introduction to classes of abnormal phenomena. In the context of this introduction, specific problem areas or forms of psychopathology will be highlighted.3) Review basic research and empirical findings associated with the specific problem areas or various forms of psychopathology.4) Sensitise students to differences in the conceptualisation of abnormality or psychopathology among persons from diverse ethnic, demographic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
PSYC206. RP: PSYC207, PSYC211
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Barlow, David H. , Durand, Vincent Mark, Hofmann, Stefan G;
Abnormal psychology : an integrative approach;
Cengage Learning, 2018.
Mash, E. J., & Wolfe, D. A;
Abnormal child psychology;
Cengage Learning, 2019.
Domestic fee $1,754.00
International fee $8,875.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.