Course objectives

This course will provide the student with advanced exposure to several issues in the area of adult and psychopathology and an examination of the various psychological disorders as well as theoretical, clinical, and experimental perspectives of the study of psychopathology.

Course content

Emphasis is on terminology, classification, etiology, assessment, and treatment of the major disorders while talking about Introduction to Abnormal Psychology, Historical Background of Modern Abnormal Psychology, Models of Psychopathology and Clinical Assessment of Abnormality. Identification and classification of abnormal behavior, Psychology of health and disease, Dissociative disorders, Mood disorders, Depression and depressive disorder and Personality disorders.

Recommended Text

  1. American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th Ed).Arlington, VA: American Psychiatry Publishers.
  2. Neale, J. M. & Davison, G. C. (2004). Abnormal psychology. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  3. Comer, R. J. (2004). Abnormal psychology. USA: Freeman & Company.
  4. Wehrenberg, M. (2012). The ten best ever anxiety management techniques workbook. London: Norton & company.
  5. Hanton, P. (2008). Skills in solution focus brief.UK: BHFNC.