This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of depression. Topics will include assessment, models of etiology and course, effective approaches to prevention and intervention, and depression in specific populations. Readings will expose students to seminal works in the field as well as current methods and research findings. All students will design and conduct an empirical research project based on the readings and concepts discussed. Throughout the course, students will evaluate current research based on theory, methodological rigor, and potential impact on prevention and intervention efforts.
The Class: Type: empirical lab course
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, in-class short written responses, weekly response papers, midterm exam, an original empirical research project, a written report of the research project, and an oral presentation of the research project
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and PSYC 252
Enrollment Preference: Psychology majors
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: PSYC Area 5 - Clinical Psychology; PSYC Empirical Lab Course