Jun 13, 2024  
2023-24 Academic Catalog 
2023-24 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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PSY-230 - Abnormal Psychology

3 credits
This course will provide students with a general introduction to the concepts of behavioral abnormality and psychological dysfunction. Inquiry will be made into the historical origin and development of the field of abnormal psychology while also exploring various prominent theoretical models. Using an integrative approach, students will gain understanding the etiology, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common psychological disorders, focusing on the influence of biological, psychosocial and cultural perspectives. This course will review current criteria used in both assessment and diagnosis, critically examining their efficacy and application in a clinical setting. Additionally, students will reflect on and discuss societal views, norms and stigmas associated with mental illness.

Prerequisite(s): PSY-101  (minimum grade C-).

Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation’s Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

Course previously known as: PSYC-400

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