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PSY 224: Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)

Course Description

Concepts and principles used in clinical practice: dynamics, diagnosis, and treatment of abnormal behavior. Compares and contrasts the different patterns of abnormal behavior. Examines the differences in theoretical models for understanding maladaptive behavior. (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: PSY 100.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast historical and current theories of abnormal behavior.
  • Identify and describe different types of abnormal behavior and the "best practice" therapies associated with each type.
  • Apply the principles of psychology to their own thoughts and feelings.
  • Illustrate understanding of the role of culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic factors in defining abnormal behavior.

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