Syllabus/achievement requirements

Curriculum PSY2207

All book chapters and articles of the curriculum are open access or accessible through the university library resources ( We will also soon post the chapters and articles on CANVAS. 

Lewis, G. (2011) Introduction to epidemiologic research methods. In: Tsuang, T., Tohen, M., & Jones, P. B. (Eds.), pp. 1-8. Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology (3rd ed.). Chichester: Wiley.

Bonita, R., Beaglehole, R., & Kjellström, T. (2006). Chapter 3: Types of studies (pp. 39-62). In: Basic epidemiology (2nd ed.). Geneva: World Health Organization. Access:

Bridley, A., & Daffin, L. W. (2018). Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (1st ed.). Washington: Washington State University. Access:

Chapter 1 What is abnormal psychology? (pp. 13-41)

Chapter 3 Clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment (pp. 77-88)

Chapter 4 Mood disorders (pp. 90-105)

Chapter 7 Anxiety disorders (pp. 128-142)

Chapter 11 Substance-related disorders (pp. 178-192)

Alcohol Public Policy Group. (2010). Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity. A summary of the second edition. Addiction, 105, 769-779. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.02945.x

Moffitt, T. E. (2018). Male antisocial behaviour in adolescence and beyond. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 177-186. doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0309-4

Steinberg, L. (2007). Risk taking in adolescence. New perspectives from brain and behavioral science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16, 55-59. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2007.00475.x

Caspi, A., & Moffitt, T. E. (2018). All for one and one for all: Mental disorders in one dimension. American Journal of Psychiatry, 175, 831-844. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17121383.

Jablensky, A. (2016). Psychiatric classifications: validity and utility. World Psychiatry, 15, 26-31. doi:10.1002/wps.20284.

Vigo, D., Thornicroft, G., & Atun, R. (2016). Estimating the true global burden of mental illness. Lancet Psychiatry, 3, 171-178. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00505-2

Carod-Artal, F. J. (2017). Social Determinants of Mental Health. In S. Bährer-Kohler & F. J. Carod-Artal (Eds.), Global Mental Health : Prevention and Promotion (pp. 33-46). Cham: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-59123-0_4

Conger, R. D., & Donnellan, M. B. (2007). An interactionist perspective on the socioeconomic context of human development. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 175-199. doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.58.110405.085551

Costello, E., Compton, S. N., Keeler, G., & Angold, A. (2003). Relationships between poverty and psychopathology: A natural experiment. JAMA, 290, 2023-2029. doi:10.1001/jama.290.15.2023

Piccinelli, M., & Wilkinson, G. (2000). Gender differences in depression: Critical review. British Journal of Psychiatry, 177, 486-492. doi:10.1192/bjp.177.6.486

Huppert, F. A. (2014). The state of wellbeing science: Concepts, measures, interventions, and policies. Wellbeing: A complete reference guide, 1-49.

Diener, E., Lucas, R. E., & Oishi, S. (2018). Advances and open questions in the science of subjective well-being. Collabra. Psychology, 4, 1-49.

Helliwell, J. F., & Aknin, L. B. (2018). Expanding the social science of happiness. Nature human behaviour, 2(4), 248-252.

Jebb, A. T., Tay, L., Diener, E., & Oishi, S. (2018). Happiness, income satiation and turning points around the world. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 33-38.

Dunn, E. W., Aknin, L. B., & Norton, M. I. (2014). Prosocial spending and happiness: Using money to benefit others pays off. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 41-47.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Layous, K. (2013). How do simple positive activities increase well-being?. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22, 57-62.

Wood, A. M., Froh, J. J., & Geraghty, A. W. (2010). Gratitude and well-being: A review and theoretical integration. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 890-905.

Patel, V., Saxena, S., Lund, C., Thornicroft, G., Baingana, F., Bolton, P., ... & Herrman, H. (2018). The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development. Lancet, 392(10157), 1553-1598.

Delle Fave, A., Brdar, I., Wissing, M. P., Araujo, U., Castro Solano, A., Freire, T., ... & Nakamura, J. (2016). Lay definitions of happiness across nations: The primacy of inner harmony and relational connectedness. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 30.

Steptoe, A., Deaton, A., & Stone, A. A. (2015). Psychological wellbeing, health and ageing. Lancet, 385(9968), 640-648.

Rose, G. (1993). Mental disorder and the strategies of prevention. Psychological Medicine, 23, 553-555.

Heckman, J. J. (2006). Skill formation and the economics of investing in disadvantaged children. Science, 312(5782), 1900-1902.

McDaid, D., Park, A. L., & Wahlbeck, K. (2019). The economic case for the prevention of mental illness. Annual Review of Public Health, 40, 373-389.

Arango, C., Díaz-Caneja, C. M., McGorry, P. D., Rapoport, J., Sommer, I. E., Vorstman, J. A., ... & Carpenter, W. (2018). Preventive strategies for mental health. Lancet Psychiatry, 5, 591-604.

Stockings, E. A., Degenhardt, L., Dobbins, T., Lee, Y. Y., Erskine, H. E., Whiteford, H. A., & Patton, G. (2016). Preventing depression and anxiety in young people: a review of the joint efficacy of universal, selective and indicated prevention. Psychological medicine, 46, 11-26.

Mackenbach, J. P., Lingsma, H. F., van Ravesteyn, N. T., & Kamphuis, C. B. (2013). The population and high-risk approaches to prevention: quantitative estimates of their contribution to population health in the Netherlands, 1970–2010. European Journal of Public Health, 23(6), 909-915.

Oishi, S., Kushlev, K., & Schimmack, U. (2018). Progressive taxation, income inequality, and happiness. American Psychologist, 73, 157-168.

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