Dec 09, 2022  
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYCH 103 - Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

This course provides an introduction to psychopathology with an emphasis on the continuum that exists between normal and abnormal behavior. Clinical and experimental approaches to a wide range of behavior disorders are examined. Statistical, psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral, sociocultural, humanistic/existential and biological models are discussed. Issues relevant to epidemiology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of maladaptive behavior are explored. Community attitudes and responses to various disorders, as well as ethical and legal issues, are considered.

Prerequisites: PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychology .