This course describes the historical emergence of Abnormal Psychology as a concept and as an area of clinical practice. Main objectives of this course are: To identify and compare several theories about the causes of abnormal behavior, to discuss the ethical and legal considerations associated with abnormal behavior, to describe and classify several disorders.
- Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: Concept of Abnormality; Criteria of Normality and Abnormality; Defining Psychological Abnormality (Deviance, Distress, Dysfunction, Danger)
- Historical Background of Modern Abnormal Psychology: Ancient views and treatment, Greek & Roman views, Europe in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, 19th Century, Modern view
- Models of Psychopathology: Biological Model, The Psychodynamic Model, Behavioral Model, Cognitive Model, The Humanistic Model, The Sociocultural Model, Eclectic Approach
- Clinical Assessment of Abnormality: A brief overview of clinical observation, tests and interviews, Diagnostic Classification Systems: Latest versions of DSM and ICD
- Ronald J. Comer & Jonathan, S. Comer (2018). Abnormal Psychology (10th Ed.). MacMillan Higher Education
- Butcher, N. J., Mineka , S. & Hooley, N. L. (2017). Abnormal Psychology (15th Ed.). Pearson India.
- American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of APA (6thed.). Washington DC: APA
- David Sue, Derald Wing Sue, Stanley Sue, Diane M. Sue (2015). Understanding Abnormal Psychology (11th Ed.).Cengage Learning.
- Durand, V. M. & Barlow, D. H. (2016). Essentials of abnormal psychology. (7th ed.). CA: Thomson.
- Davidson, G. C. & Neale, J. M. (2014). Abnormal psychology. (12th ed.). New York: Wiley.Wadsworth.
System of Evaluation:
Sessional 20 (Assignments 10, Class Discussion: 5 ,Attendance 5)
Mid Exam 30
Final exam 25
CLASS TIMINGS: Bs 5th Reg (Wednesday: time 12:30-02:00 am), (Friday: time 11:00-12:30 pm).