Psychology | Abnormal Psychology
P324 | 3389 | Bates J.


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 problems.
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 the 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 batesj@indiana.edu, and his phone number is 855-8693.