Introduction to psychopathology

Study level: Undergraduate study programme in psychology
Lecturers: Dražen Begić, Ph.D.
Language: Croatian
Semester: 5th (winter)
Status: mandatory
Form of instruction with class hours: 30 hours of lectures
Prerequisites: Emotions and motivation
Student evaluation: Written and oral exam.

Course description

Introduction to psychopathology. Definition and history of psychopathology. Relation with psychiatry, psychology and other professions. Consciousness and psychomotoric disorders. Thought disorders. Mood disorders. Memory and intelligence disorders. Perception disorders. Impulse and social functioning disorders. Willingness disorders. Disorders in self-perception. Attention disorders. Main psychiatric disorders.

Course objectives

To recognize abnormalities in mental functioning and basic psychopathological phenomena. To know standard terms for each abnormal signs, symptoms and syndromes. To familiarize students with main psychiatric disorders and diseases. Student will get information about differential-diagnostic understanding of psychiatric disorders and diseases.

Required readings:

Begić D. Psihopatologija. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, 2014.

Recommended readings:

1. Blaney PH, Millon T. Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

2. Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, Ruiz P. Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive textbook of psychiatry. Odabrana poglavlja. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

3. Davey G. Psychopathology. Research, Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Psychology. Blackwell: Chichester, 2008.

4. Davison GC, Neale JM. Psihologija abnormalnog doživljavanja i ponašanja. Odabrana poglavlja. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap, 1999.