Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 
    Jun 18, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYCH 550 - Junior Seminar: Clinical Disorders

Credits: 4
An examination of current research and theory about the nature and qualities of psychological disorders, particularly those included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Topics may include the following: What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of correlational, experimental, and single case designs in clinical research? How can the psychological, social and physiological precursors of various disorders be understood in relation to one another? Can the effects of medication or psychotherapy be used as evidence for or against a particular cause for a disorder? The course may focus on adult or adolescent disorders and emphasizes close reading of selected primary sources, in-class discussion, and extensive writing, culminating in a detailed research proposal.

Prerequisite: PSYCH 206 ; PSYCH 207 ; one of PSYCH 170 , PSYCH 172 , PSYCH 176 , or PSYCH 178 ; and permission of instructor.

Distribution Requirements: none.