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Personality, Psychopathology Diagnosis (MPS-603)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0502-603-001
Instructor: Melissa Lattanzio
Days: Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3

For majors only

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Related Syllabi: Susan Farella-Busch for Fall 2021*

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This course provides an introduction to the field of psychopathology and personality. In order to ensure coverage of the range of psychopathology and personality, course materials will be organized by diagnostic category. Cultural aspects of psychopathology will be emphasized.

Learning Goals:   In general, the objective of the course is for students to have develop a conceptual understanding of psychopathology (and healthy normative behavior), personality disorders, and appreciation for diagnosis. Students will read, reflect, and discuss the nature of psychopathology, its interface with personality, and the criteria associated with diagnosis as per the DSM-5. Based on their understanding of the criteria necessary to formulate a diagnostic impression, students will be able to identify differential aspects of behavior and correctly formulate diagnoses based on case presentations.

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