Normality and Abnormality (PSY2204.01)

David Anderegg

This course is an examination of the idea of normality as a central organizing principle in psychology. We begin with an effort to define normality and/or psychological health, and then move on to examine the limits or borders of normality. The course examines the value-laden, historically determined, and political nature of psychological normality. Topics discussed include: psychoanalytic contributions to the study of psychopathology (Freud and Erikson); normality and creativity; contemporary psychiatry; and the politics of mental illness.

Students write one medium-length paper on issues raised in the course and participate in one small-scale research effort related to course topics


Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 8:10am - 10:00am; Th 8:10am - 10:00am
Maximum Enrollment: 40
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 2000, Psychology, David Anderegg, and tagged , , , , , .