PS 011 Psychobiology of Mental Disorders (Fall/Spring: 3)

Satisfies Social Sciences Core Requirement
Does not provide credit toward completion of the Psychology major.
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.
Joseph Tecce

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