Development & Mental Health 2: Psychopathology from a life-span perspective
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PSB2DH10E
Credits (ECTS)5
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionDutch, English
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Psychology;
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prof. dr. E.S. Becker
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dr. M.P.C. Bosch
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Y. Rasuli, BSc
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drs. G.G.M. Reijs
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prof. dr. J. Spijker
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Academic year2018
PER1  (03/09/2018 to 04/11/2018)
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksStudents EN track may only enrolled for EN workinggroups. If you don't comply, you will removed from the working group.
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Upon completion of this course, you will possess relevant, ready knowledge of typical mental disorders. You will also have achieved insight into the prevailing theoretical models in the discipline of clinical psychology. In more concrete form this means:
  1. You have knowledge of the genesis, the manifestation and the frequency of mental disorders. You are familiar with the DSM criteria for these disorders and the relevant differential diagnostics.
  2. You have insight into the theoretical models of psychopathology which describe the susceptibility to mental disorders and the triggering and maintaining factors. You have insight into psychopathology from a developmental, biological, cultural and behavioural perspective.
  3. You can describe various general triggering and protective factors governing the development of psychopathology.
  4. You are familiar with scientific research and research methods within the domain of psychopathology and you have some understanding of its treatment.
  5. You are able to diagnose mental disorders using the MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview.
The goal of psychopathology is to understand and explain psychological problems. Psychopathology focusses on the emotional, psychological, social and behavioural aspects of human functioning during the entire cycle of life. Knowledge of personality, human development, psychopathology, psychodiagnostics and intervention dominate the field of clinical psychology. This course will give insight into various psychological problems, such as anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and depression. We will emphasise the description of and possible explanations for the various forms of psychopathology, as well as their development. We will also give insight into the risk factors and protective factors which, during the cycle of life, exert influence on the occurrence (or absence) of psychopathology.

Examination information
  • Written examination and practicum assignment.
  • The written examination consists of multiple-choice questions with 3 possible answers and open end questions.
  • The final assignment of the practicum consists of administration of the MINI International neuropsychiatric interview in accordance with protocol, on one person from your own circle. You will submit audio recordings, the answer sheet of the interview, and a consent form of the interviewee.
Additional comments
For Psychology students only. This course can not be taken by external students.
Registration for the practicals is possible until 3 September.

Admission to B2 year.

Required materials
Abnormal Psychology: An integrative approach. Seventh Edition. Cengage Learning, Student Edition, plus a license for the digital learning environment MindTap.
Title:Abnormal Psychology: An integrative approach. Seventh Edition. Cengage Learning, Student Edition, plus a license for the digital learning environment MindTap.
Author:Barlow, D.H., Durand, V.M. (2015)
Publisher:USA: Stamford,

Instructional modes

Lectures, with film viewings.

Working group
Attendance MandatoryYes

Test weight80
Test typeMultiple choice
OpportunitiesBlock PER1, Block PER2

Neuropsychiatric interview & report
Test weight20
OpportunitiesBlock PER1, Block PER2