PS 300 Psychopathology Through Film (3)
This course combines traditional theoretical applications and contemporary views of psychopathology through the use of film. Students will have the opportunity to view a variety of films that focus on abnormal behaviors and mental illness. The course stresses the complexity of human behavior as it is conveyed to society through this medium. Areas of psychopathology to be studied includes anxiety disorders, psychological stress and physical disorders, substance use disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, schizophrenia and delusional disorders, mental retardation and autism, and physical and sexual abuse. The etiology, criteria for diagnosing, and treatment approaches will be examined and critiqued as the disorders are "Hollywoodized."
Prerequisite PS 102S.