Dec 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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PSYX 240A - Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): PSYX 100 
This course is an introduction to the scientific study of abnormal behavior as a way to describe, predict and explain psychopathology. Topics include classification schemes, the major disorders, and appropriate therapies. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Define abnormal psychology and describe the historical and theoretical evolution of the concept of abnormality.
  • Determine the complexities of research on the study of abnormality.
  • Highlight important cross-cultural considerations in the identification and study of abnormality.
  • Define major concepts, phenomena, and symptoms associated with recognized mental disorders within the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Understand the theoretical bases of major therapy approaches, and how these approaches impact treatment.

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