Course Number: 10-809-159
10-809-159 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY ...surveys features, causes, assessment and treatment of abnormal behavior through major theoretical perspectives. Introduces the diagnosis system of the DSM-IV, the history, cultural/social differences, current perspectives, diagnosis criteria/treatments. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 237; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)
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What will I learn?
- Summarize the foundations of abnormal psychology
- Explain research methods as they apply to the field of abnormal psychology
- Differentiate the characteristics of psychological disorders
- Explore methods used in assessing mental health
- Examine possible causes of psychological disorders
- Identify social considerations in mental health
- Investigate elements of psychological wellness
- Investigate mental health resources
- Analyze various treatments for psychological disorders