Identification of abnormal behaviour in children based on knowledge of normal childhood development; introduction to the study of various models pertaining to abnormal behaviour; understanding and application of basic concepts in child psychopathology. This module also provides an introduction to psychopathology and symptomatology of adult abnormal behaviour. Terminology, definitions of abnormal behaviour, problems in diagnosis, labelling, and myths regarding abnormal behaviour are discussed. Neurosis as a specific mental disorder is studied critically from a multidimensional perspective, including intrapsychic, interpersonal and social-cultural explanations.
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
SLK 210(GS), SLK 220(GS)
2 discussion classes per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Both Afr and Eng
Period of presentation
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