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Abnormal Psychology

Credits: 3
Course Number: 10-809-159

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Course Description

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?

  1. Summarize the foundations of abnormal psychology
  2. Explain research methods as they apply to the field of abnormal psychology
  3. Differentiate the characteristics of psychological disorders
  4. Explore methods used in assessing mental health
  5. Examine possible causes of psychological disorders
  6. Identify social considerations in mental health
  7. Investigate elements of psychological wellness
  8. Investigate mental health resources
  9. Analyze various treatments for psychological disorders