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Winter 2005




PSYC 285  Abnormal Psychology (SS)                                3 credits
Mental, emotional and personality disorders. Classification of abnormal behavior, its causes and treatment. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact randerso@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0105] 9101 MTuW.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  103)       ANDERSON, R


PSYC 306  Lifespan Human Development                              3 credits
An introduction to human development through the life-span. The course is designed specifically for nursing students and covers theoretical perspectives and empirical research on development from the prenatal period through senescence, with consideration of practical implications. Issues in physical, social, cognitive and affective development are examined. Note: This course does not satisfy the requirements of the psychology major or minor. Students not pursuing a degree in nursing may take this course for elective credit. Also listed as EDUC 306. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact freiberg@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0106] 9101 MWF........9:00am-12:10pm (MP  103)       FREIBERG, K


PSYC 375  Neuroanatomy                                            3 credits
A self-paced, clinically oriented introduction to human neuroanatomy based on the "programmed" text Neuroanatomy by Sidman and Sidman. The text is self-contained and has no lectures or regular class meetings. Because the "programmed" text involves a series of questions and responses, it is impossible to read without having a high degree of comprehension and competence. Students learn the basic structures of the brain and spinal cord and how to diagnose and localize the site of various neuropathologies. While the class is not a substitute for a comprehensive neuroanatomy course complete with dissections, it is the best introduction to clinical neuroanatomy, a topic of great importance to psychology, the biomedical sciences, and clinical practice. Success on the exam requires many hours of daily effort. Students needing additional time to complete the text are encouraged to begin reading before the first class meeting. The class meets only twice-- first, for an introduction session on January 3 and second, on January 27 for the exam, which is directly based on material from the text. Contact the instructor for on-line consultation at provine@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[7507] 9101 MTh........6:00pm- 9:10pm (MP  106)       PROVINE, R


PSYC 382  Child and Adolescent Psychopathology                    3 credits
This course covers assessment, causality and treatment of specific psychological disorders of childhood and adolescence (e.g., autism, depression and suicide, anorexia nervosa and conduct disorders). Differences in theories of causality of disorders are linked to assessment and treatment. Models of intervention such as psychotherapy, behavior therapy, family therapy and primary prevention are discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC 285. For more information see http://hometown.aol.com/windance42/myhomepage/business.html or contact windance42@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0107] 9101 MTuW.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (MP  103)       NEMEROFSKY, A


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