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Me, Myself, My Brain, and My Body: The Fascinating World of Somatoform Disorders

My Favorite Lecture with Dr. Michael Steger
Michael Steger is an Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology and Applied Social Psychology programs. His research focuses on questions about what makes people’s lives feel meaningful and purposeful as well as psychological well-being and health. His teaching usually focuses on the other end of the spectrum: abnormal psychology and psychological treatments for mental disorders. This lecture, adapted from his undergraduate course on abnormal psychology, looks at a compelling family of disorders that challenges any lingering ideas we had about the separation of the mind and the body. We will look at the symptoms of Hypochondriasis, Conversion Disorder, Somatization Disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. We will also take a peek into the confusing world of Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy. By the end, Steger hopes to rekindle your fascination with the world of the mind. Or is it the body?

URL: http://tilt.colostate.edu/learning/Enrichment/myFave.cfm

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Dates and Times:
February 15 - January 25, 2012 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
TILT 221
Learn More:
Heather Landers, 491-1324, heather.landers@colostate.edu