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  1. Abnormal psychology - William J. Ray 2018

    Book Recommended This book is recommended as a supplement to the readings in this list. It is not required reading, but would be a useful resource for further reading.

  2. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) - American Psychiatric Association 2013

    Book Recommended

  3. Lecture 1 - Introduction to the Module 1 item
    Welcome to Psychobiology. In this module we will be examining the biological foundations of human behaviour. Throughout the module we will be using current research to examine topics of great importance and this Talis list will guide you through the reading you need to explore these issues. In this first lecture you will be introduced to the module and be provided with all the information you need to complete this course successfully. See you in class!
    1. Chapter 1 - Biopsychology as a Neuroscience - Pinel, J.

      Chapter Essential

  4. Lecture 2 - Human Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Psychology 3 items
    This session will consider ecological and evolutionary perspectives on human behaviour.
    1. Textbook Extract (evolution) - Chandler, C.

      Chapter Essential Module: X3028 (Scanned Extract)

    2. Human behavioral ecology: current research and future prospects - Daniel Nettle, Mhairi A. Gibson, David W. Lawson, Rebecca Sear 2013

      Article Recommended

  5. Lecture 3 - Genetics and Psychopathology 2 items
    In this class, we will cover the basics of genetics and psychopathology, and build on the evolutionary perspective set out in the previous week.
    1. Textbook Extract (genetics) - Chandler, C.

      Chapter Essential Module: X3028 (Scanned Extract)

    2. Psychiatric genetics and the structure of psychopathology - Jordan W. Smoller, Ole A. Andreassen, Howard J. Edenberg, Stephen V. Faraone 2018-1-9

      Article Recommended Module: X3028 (Scanned Extract)

  6. Lecture 4 - What is abnormal neuropsychology? 4 items
    1. Textbook Extract (LENS: Global mental health mood disorders) - William J. Ray

      Chapter Essential Module: X3028 (Scanned Extract)

    2. The global burden of mental disorders: An update from the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) Surveys - Ronald C. Kessler, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Jordi Alonso, Somnath Chatterji 2009-3

      Article Essential

    3. Enduring mental health: Prevalence and prediction. - Jonathan D. Schaefer, Avshalom Caspi, Daniel W. Belsky, Honalee Harrington 02/2017

      Article Recommended

    4. Is “Abnormal Psychology” Really all that Abnormal?

      Webpage Background A blog post written by one of the authors of the above article.

  7. Lecture 5 - The Neurobiology of Depression 4 items
    In this class we will discuss the neruobiological basis for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), including causes, treatments and medications.
    1. Neurobiology of depression: an integrated view of key findings - V. Maletic, M. Robinson, T. Oakes, S. Iyengar 07/11/2007

      Article Essential

    2. A Brain-Based Endophenotype for Major Depressive Disorder - Bradley S. Peterson, Myrna M. Weissman 18/02/2011

      Article Essential Module: X3028 (Scanned Extract)

    3. The molecular neurobiology of depression - Vaishnav Krishnan, Eric J. Nestler 10/2008

      Article Recommended

  8. Lecture 6 - Stress, Trauma and Psychopathology 3 items
    This week we will cover stress, including trauma and PTSD.
    1. Epigenetics of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Current Evidence, Challenges, and Future Directions - Anthony S. Zannas, Nadine Provençal, Elisabeth B. Binder 09/2015

      Article Essential

  9. Lecture 7 - Addiction and Substance Abuse 3 items
    In this class we will cover genetic, epigenetic, and neurobiological factors associated with addictive disorders.
    1. Transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms of addiction - Alfred J. Robison, Eric J. Nestler 11/2011

      Article Essential

    2. Genetics of Substance Use Disorders - Arpana Agrawal, Michael T. Lynskey

      Chapter Recommended

  10. Lecture 8 - Alzheimer's Disease 4 items
    This week we will discuss Alzheimer's Disease, a neurocognitive disorder.
    1. Textbook Extract (alzheimer's disease) - Chandler, C.

      Chapter Essential Module: X3028 (Scanned Extract)

    2. Selective review of cognitive aging - TIMOTHY A. SALTHOUSE 2010-9

      Article Recommended

    3. The Adaptive Brain: Aging and Neurocognitive Scaffolding - Denise C. Park, Patricia Reuter-Lorenz 01/2009

      Article Recommended

  11. Lecture 9 - Perspectives on Abnormal Psychology 2 items
    In this final session, we will look back on the module to tie together important perspectives on this topic. This is a discussion seminar, and students are expected to have completed the reading and to participate in the discussion, in order to gain the most from this module. Guidance for both assessments will also be provided.
    1. Neuroethics in the Age of Brain Projects - Henry T. Greely, Khara M. Ramos, Christine Grady 11/2016

      Article Essential