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PSYC 1011 Psychobiology of Mental Disorders (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Abnormal behaviors characteristic of mental disorders are discussed with respect to psychological and biological origins and treatments. Topics include theoretical approaches, such as cognitive science and neuroscience; brain mechanisms that regulate behaviors associated with mental disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease; interactive effects of genetic predispositions and environmental stresses in the cause of mental disorders; treatment of mental disorders by the use of biological methods, such as drug therapy, and psychological techniques, such as behavior therapies; and the prevention of mental disorders by behavior modification, stress management, and lifestyle.


Instructor(s): Joseph Tecce

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Does not provide credit toward completion of the Psychology major.


Last Updated: 05-Feb-15