Psychology: Psychopathology and Everyday Life


Winter 2014 quarter

Taught by

Candace Vogler
psychology, child development, systems theory

This course is intended to fill two sets of educational goals. First, abnormal psychology is frequently required for applications to graduate studies in psychology, social work, etc. Second, psychopathology and abnormal psychology have important implications for everyday life relationships and daily functioning, separate from clinical diagnoses and categorizing. In this course, inquiry-based exploration of the role of early attachment and first relationships in psychological development will provide students with perspectives needed to understand how human relationships and the brain interact to shape levels of social and emotional functioning. Readings will include fiction, DSM V, and current articles and texts pertaining to the early developmental substrates of psychopathology. Students will be expected to work both independently and in small and large groups. Written assignments will include exploring personal psychological history, and more formal exploration of some aspect of psychopathology.  Successful completion of this course will meet expectations for abnormal psychology credit, and provide foundation for ongoing work in human services fields.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

Psychology, Social work, Mental Health, Education, Nursing, Medicine, Early Childhood Education, Infant Mental Health

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: 6-10p Wed


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.


Date Revision
September 19th, 2013 Course added Sept. 19, 2013

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Winter)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 24


Course Reference Number

So - Sr (4 credits): 20288

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