This course provides a broad survey of mental health and distress. Students become familiar with current psychological science in this area, including the clinical and research findings upon which our knowledge of psychological disorders is based. Students critically analyze, discuss, and review research with a particular emphasis on how psychological distress and disorders are experienced and portrayed across multiple settings and cultures. It is expected that students not only gain an increased understanding of psychological disorders, but that they will have deepened empathy for all who experience distress in its various forms.Prerequisites: PSY 1000 Introduction to Psychology is required, and PSY 2310 Research Methods in Social Science is recommended.