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PSYINT5 Psychology of health and mental health I 5 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Psychology
Person in charge
Raija-Leena Punamäki

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.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In English

General written exam.
A book exam on electronic exam.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

1. Kring, Johnson, Davison, & Neale (2010). Abnormal psychology. John Wiley & Sons (11th edition).

2. Woods & Kanter, Understanding behavior disorders: A contemporary behavioral perspective. Context Press 2007.

Belongs to following study modules

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