Psychology | Abnormal Psychology
P324 | 3779 | J. Bates

This course considers the nature and origins of psychological and
behavioral disorders in adults and children.  It emphasizes social
factors, cognitive factors, neural factors, and developmental
processes.  In addition to considering the known facts and existing
theories about psychopathology, the course will also consider the
scientific methods by which knowledge may be further advanced in the
future.  The course will also consider approaches to treating and
preventing disorders.  The professor's own research and clinical work
have focused on understanding the origins of common problems of
children and adolescents and developing effective treatments for those

Requirements:  Not completely set as of the time of this writing.
However, it is likely that grading will be based on performance on
tests primarily, with some credit for contributions to an atmosphere
of active learning, such as useful questions and comments, posting
interesting and relevant material from the media, and participating in
optional discussion sessions.

Availability of Instructor:  Office hours not set as of time of this
writing, but it is expected that there will be time set aside for the
students of this class both before and after the lectures, and
appointments will be made for other times in the week.  The
instructor's e-mail address is, and his phone
number is 855-8693.  Messages can be left at 855-2311.