This seminar discusses students' experiences working with victims, connecting theory to those experiences. Students learn the theory surrounding post-traumatic stress disorder, applying it to different victim scenarios. Students also study secondary victimization--for example, a rape victim's husband--and they learn the different ways human service professionals become secondary victims. Prerequisite: Obtain and complete diagnostic test/or essay from the Teaching Center. Overlap: PSYC 333 Psychology of Victims.
- Learn a biopsychosocial view of victimization.
- To understand secondary victimization including human service professionals as victims and gender roles in victimization.
- Understand the changes in the assumptive world of the victim.
- Understand the psychosocial dynamics of victimization.
- Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.