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Psychology of Personality | PSYC | 2316
This course covers personality theories that apply to both normal personality and abnormal behavior. Some of the theories covered are psychoanalytic, cognitive, learning, and sociocultural. Current research on the biological foundations of mental health and illness is covered in detail. These theories are related to mental disorders such as major depression, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Case studies of individuals enhance comprehension of mental disorders. Treatment by psychotherapy and drugs is discussed as well as ethical, legal and social issues relating to the mentally ill. This course satisfies the Social and Behavioral Sciences or Component Area Option of the HCC core.