Monday 24 May 2010

T.Y.B.A. Paper V - Abnormal Psychology. 100 marks


1) To impart knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts in Abnormal Psychology and the theories about Abnormality
2) To impart knowledge and understanding of the different Psychological Disorders – their symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatment
3) To create awareness about Mental Health problems in society
4) To create a foundation for higher education and a professional career in Clinical Psychology

(4 lectures per week; 48 lectures per term; 9 lectures per topic and
6 lectures for Orientation to the Paper)
Topic I: Understanding Abnormality: Definition, classification, and Assessment
a) What is Abnormal Behaviour?
b) The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
c) Psychological Assessment – Clinical interviews and Mental Status Examination
d) Behavioural, Multicultural, Environmental, and Physiological assessment
Topic II: Theoretical Perspectives
a) The purpose of Theoretical Perspectives in Abnormal Psychology
b) Psychodynamic Perspective
c) Humanistic Perspective
d) Sociocultural Perspective
e) Behavioral and Cognitively Based Perspectives
f) Biological Perspective
g) Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Theories and Treatments: An Integrative Approach

Topic III: Anxiety Disorders
a) The Nature of Anxiety Disorders
b) Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
c) Specific Phobias
d) Social Phobia
e) Generalized Anxiety Disorder
f) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
g) Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
h) Anxiety Disorders: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

Topic IV: Somatoform Disorders, Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions and Dissociative Disorders
a) Somatoform Disorders
b) Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions
c) Dissociative Disorders
d) Somatoform Disorders, Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions and Dissociative Disorders: The Biopsychosocial Perspective
Topic V: Sexual Disorders
a) What is Abnormal Sexual Behavior?
b) Paraphilias
c) Gender Identity Disorder
d) Sexual Dysfunctions
e) Sexual Disorders: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

Topic VI: Mood Disorders
a) General Characteristics of Mood Disorders
b) Depressive Disorders
c) Disorders Involving Alterations in Mood
d) Theories and Treatments of Mood Disorders
e) Suicide – who and why
f) Mood Disorders: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

Topic VII: Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
a) Characteristics of Schizophrenia
b) Other Psychotic Disorders
c) Theories and Treatment of Schizophrenia
d) Schizophrenia: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

Topic VIII. Personality Disorders
a) The Nature of Personality Disorders
b) Antisocial Personality Disorder
c) Borderline Personality Disorder
d) Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders
e) Personality Disorders: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

Topic IX. Development-Related, Aging-Related and Cognitive Disorders
a) Introductory Issues
b) Mental Retardation
c) Pervasive Developmental Disorders
d) Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
e) Learning, Communication and Motor Skills Disorder
f) Separation Anxiety Disorder
g) Other Disorders that Originate in Childhood
h) Development- Related Disorders: The Biopsychosocial Perspective
i) The Nature of Cognitive Disorders
j) Delirium, Amnestic Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia
k) Cognitive Disorders: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

Topic X: Eating Disorders and Impulse Control Disorders
a) Eating Disorders
b) Impulse Control Disorders
c) Internet Addiction
d) Self Injurious Behaviors
e) Eating Disorders and Impulse Control Disorders: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

Note – As an Orientation to this paper, the following sub-topics should be taught in brief (questions will not be set on these sub-topics)
a) Abnormal Psychology throughout History; Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology; Impact of Psychological Disorders on the individual, family, community and society; Reducing stigma
b) Experiences of client and clinician; The diagnostic process; Treatment Planning and Implementation
c) Some Ethical and Legal Issues relevant in India

Book for study

Halgin, R. P., & Whitbourne, S.K. (2010). Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill

Books for Reference

1) Barlow, D.H., & Durand, V.M. (2005). Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach. (4th ed.). New Delhi: Wadsworth Cengage Learning

2) Beidel, D. C., Bulik, C. M., & Stanley, M.A. (2010). Abnormal Psychology. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall

3) Bennet, P. (2003). Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: An Introductory Textbook. Open University Press

4) Carson, R. C., Butcher, J. N., Mineka, S., & Hooley, J. M. (2007). Abnormal Psychology. (13th ed.). Indian reprint 2009 by Dorling Kindersley, New Delhi

5) Compas, B. E., & Gotlib, I. H. (2002). Introduction to Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. McGraw- Hill

6) Dhanda, Amita. (2000) Legal Order and Mental Disorder. New Delhi, Sage publications pvt ltd

7) Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2008). Abnormal Psychology. (4th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

8) Mash, E. J., & Wolfe, D.A. (2005). Abnormal Child Psychology. (3rd ed.). Wadsworth / Thomson Learning

9) Oltmanns, T. F., & Emery, R. E. (2010). Abnormal Psychology. 6th ed., New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall

T.Y.B.A. Paper V – Abnormal Psychology -100 marks, Duration = 3 hours

Question no. 1 will be of 40 marks with internal choice, with 3 full-length essay-type sub-questions in it, A, B, and C. These 3 sub-questions will be on any 3 topics out of the 10 topics in the syllabus. Each sub-question will carry 20 marks. Any 2 sub-questions are to be attempted out of the 3 given in Question no. 1.

The combination of 3 topics in Questions no. 1 will vary across the 3 sets in an academic year and across examinations in different academic years. For example, Question no. 1 can be on topics III, V, and IX, or II, VI, and X, or I, IV, and VIII, or IV, VII and IX or
II, III, and VI, and so on, on any one combination of all the possible combinations of 3 different topics.

The remaining 7 questions, each carrying 20 marks, will be on the remaining 7 topics in the syllabus which are not covered in Question no. 1. Any 1 of these may be of Short Notes (any 4 out of 6, each having 5 marks) and the remaining 6 will be full-length essay-type.

Students can attempt Question no. 1 and any 3 more questions from the Questions numbered 2 to 8, or any 5 questions from Questions no. 2 to 8. No question is compulsory.

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