PSYC 354
Beyond Symptoms: Cognitive and Perceptual Changes in Mental Disorder Fall 2018 Division II;

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When we think of mental disorders, the first things that come to mind are often the symptoms that define them, like hallucinations, delusions, mood disturbances, or anxiety. Interestingly, in addition to these cardinal symptoms, many disorders are accompanied by other mental changes that are simpler and therefore more scientifically approachable, like problems in perception or in working memory. This course will delve into how our minds and brains perceive and understand the world in a very basic sense, and then explore how perceptual and cognitive processes are altered in mental disorders like schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety disorders, and whether and why such alterations are important. Readings will explore seminal and current findings in the field, as well as theoretical papers.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 18
Expected: 18
Class#: 1548
Requirements/Evaluation: two short position papers, occasional one-page response, and a written/oral report of research
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and PSYC 252
Enrollment Preference: Psychology majors
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: PSYC Area 5 - Clinical Psychology

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