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.
Last Updated: 17-JAN-13