2018-19 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2020  
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PSYC131 PO - Psychological Disorders

When Offered: Each fall.
Instructor(s): S. Masland
Credit: 1

The purpose of this course is to provide a general introduction to psychopathology in adults. This class focuses on central issues in the study of psychological disorders, including how psychologists decide what is “normal” versus “abnormal.” Psychological disorders are considered through the lenses of epidemiology (e.g., how common are psychological disorders?), phenomenology (i.e., what are the symptoms of disorder?), course (i.e., what is expected over time?), etiology and pathophysiology (i.e., causes and mechanisms), and treatment. Issues are examined across multiple levels (e.g., brain, behavior, subjective experience, impact on/of society). Prerequisites: PSYC 051 PO .
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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