Course Info: CSI-0283

CourseCSI-0283 Ab/Normal Psychology
Long TitleAb/Normal Psychology
Note(s) Textbook information
Meeting InfoFranklin Patterson Hall 104 on T,TH from 10:30-11:50
FacultyM. Lourdes Mattei
Cumulative Skill(s)Independent Work
Multiple Cultural Perspectives
Writing and Research
Additional InfoStudents are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.

This course introduced the students to ideas and controversies related to the concept of abnormality/normality in psychology. In order to discuss and explore these concepts, we presented an overview of contemporary diagnostic categories as described in the DSM-V, the diagnostic manual used in the field of mental health. The course emphasized the social and historical context for our culture's ideals and assumptions about mental illness. In order to reflect on the experience(s) of mental illness, films, case studies, and memoirs were included. This is an advanced course in Hampshire's Culture, Brain and Development Program and is geared to Division II and III students only.