Sad, Mad or Bad: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

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Sad, Mad or Bad: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

<p>What makes some behaviour acceptable and normal and others dysfunctional and abnormal? How can we decide whether someone is sad, mad or bad? This course examines psychological problems and how we

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What makes some behaviour acceptable and normal and others dysfunctional and abnormal? How can we decide whether someone is sad, mad or bad? This course examines psychological problems and how we treat them in our society. We will explore the role of environmental stress, genetics and other possible causes of these dysfunctional behaviours. Using examples from films we will examine contemporary issues in dysfunctional behaviour such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and childhood disorders.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Classification of Abnormal Behaviour.
  • Anxiety Disorders – Panic, Phobias, Obsessive –compulsives.
  • Mood Disorders – Depression, Mania Bipolar.
  • Schizophrenic Disorders.
  • Psychophysiological Disorders: Epilepsies, Degenerative Diseases.
  • Childhood Disorders: Personality Problems, Learning Difficulties.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify theories relating to aspects of the psychology of dysfunctional behavior.
  2. Apply psychological theories to emerging issues that impact on dysfunctional behavior.