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Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour

Vak 2011-2012

Admission requirements

First year course Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology or similar course.

Description

This course addresses the psychological aspects of a variety of abnormal conditions, encountered in clinical or forensic practice, with important consequences for both the individual as well as for society. The course aims at increasing theoretical knowledge of these specific abnormal conditions.
Attention will be paid to aetiological models, psychosocial aspects, assessment, and treatment/management of the several abnormal conditions.

Course objectives

Aim of the course: to increase theoretical knowledge of a variety of abnormal conditions, including aetiology, and diagnostic and therapeutic issues relating to these disorders.

Timetable

Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour (2011-2012):

Mode of instruction and literature per lecture

7 Lectures

Literature per lecture:

  • Lectures 1 and 2 (Brief introduction): Barlow & Durand: Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 : 119 pages. Addiction: Alcohol and Tobacco/Addiction: Drugs and Medicines : Barlow & Durand: Chapter 11, (41 pages); Doweiko: Chapters: 2, 4, 5, 18, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 (152 pages).
  • Lecture 3 (Cognitive Disorders: Dementia): Barlow & Durand: Chapter 15, 23 pages
  • Lecture 4 (Sleep disorders) : Barlow & Durand: Chapter 8, 18 pages (288-305)
  • Lecture 5 (Physical Disorders and Health Psychology): Barlow & Durand: Chapter 9 (34 pages)
  • Lecture 6 (Chronic Fatigue and Burn Out): : Maslach, Schaufeli & Leiter (2001). Job Burnout. Annual Rev. Psychol., 52, 397-422 (26 pagina’s).
  • Lecture 7 (Aggression and Criminality): Barlow & Durand: Chapter 12: 443-451 (9 pages) and Doweiko: Chapter 36 (14 pages). Total : 436 pages.

Assessment method

Exam with 40 multiple choice-questions

Blackboard

Information available on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl

Reading list

  • Barlow, D.H. & Durand, V.M. (2005-2009). Abnormal Psychology; An integrative approach. Belmont: Wadsworth Cengage Learning
  • Doweiko, H.E. (2006-2009). Concepts of Chemical Dependency. Belmont: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning
  • Article Maslach e.a via Blackboard

Registration

Registration for the (re)exam is not automatic. Students, who haven’t registered, cannot participate in the (re)exam

Contact information

(Coordinator)
Dr. E. Eurelings-Bontekoe
Room 2B41
Tel. +31 (0)71 527 3738
E-mail: eureling@fsw.leidenuniv.nl