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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
PSYA5 Psychology of Health and Mental Health II 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Psychology
Minimum preceding studies
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, the students will
(1) have an understanding about the phenomenology of mental disorders (e.g., mood, regulatory and personality);
(2) have an understanding about how emotional, cognitive, and psychophysiological processes operate in different mental disorders:
(3) have familiarized themselves with developmental psychopathology and multilevel trajectories that lead to pathology or recovery.
(4) have learned about the genetic influences and especially geneX environment models in predictinog mental disorders,
(5) have learned about epidemiology of mental disorders and basics of therapy treatments, preventive interventions and promotion of mental health .

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In Finnish
In English
Participation in course work 
In Finnish


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Kring, Davison, Neale & Johnson (2011). Abnormal psychology.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
For Open University students only
Faculty of Social Sciences