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PSYINT5 Psychology of Health and Mental Health I 5 ECTS
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Learning outcomes

Students will become familiar with the theoretical basics of mental health disorders and psychological problems. They learn to apply research findings to interventions and therapies. They will understand the psychological, social and biological prerequisites of mental health, and the dynamics of risk and protective factors in disorders.


An introduction to the core explanation models of prevance and nature of mental health disorders. It includes analyses of the origins, maintenance and treatments of psychological distress and psychiatric disorders, and introductory material about psychosocial therapies and practices in health care.

Teaching methods

A book exam.

Teaching language


Modes of study

A book exam on the department's general examination day.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

 Davison, Neale & Kring, Abnormal psychology: An experimental clinical approach. Wiley 2003 (9th edition)
Kring, Davison, Neale & Johnson, Abnormal psychology. Wiley 2007 (10th edition).



Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Psychology/ISSS (Psychology/ISSS)
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities