This subject introduces the study of the behaviour of people with problems in living, or to use more traditional terminology, the study of abnormal behaviour and personality. Subject content includes: approaches to psychological disorders; research in psychopathology; aetiology and treatment of psychological disorders; personal and interpersonal problems; and attitudes of society to psychological disorders in the present and in the past.
School of Psychology
- introduction to psychopathology
- current paradigms in psychopathology and therapy
- the classification of psychological disorders (assessment and diagnosis of abnormal behaviour)
- research in psychopathology
- anxiety disorders
- somatoform and dissociative disorders
- psychophysiological disorders
- eating disorders
- mood disorders
- substance related disorders
- personality disorders
- sexual and gender identity disorders
- disorders of childhood
- aging and psychological problems
- treatment of psychological disorders
- legal, professional and ethical issues
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PSY304 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.