Anxiety: Responses to Danger, Both Real and Imagined
This is an advanced course on anxiety that takes an in depth look at the theory and research on the normative psychological processes that influence responses to danger, both real and imagined. Specifically, it examines the empirical research on psychological responses to traumatic experiences, such as combat, rape, and natural disasters. Responses to perceived or imagined threats are also discussed as the underpinnings of such anxiety disorders as Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia and OCD. Discussions focus on commonalities and differences in empirically supported treatments for anxiety disorders as well as controversies in the field.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: active class participation, frequent response papers, midterm examination and final term paper
Prerequisites: PSYC 252
Enrollment Preference: Psychology Majors; preference given to those with outstanding major requirements
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: PSYC Area 5 - Clinical Psychology