Course: Abnormal Psychology
Catalog Number: 10809159
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PREREQUISITE: 10809198 Psychology-Introduction or 10809199 Psychology of Human Relations and Reading placement assessment equivalent
Description: ......surveys the essential features, possible causes, and assessment and treatment of the various systems of abnormal behavior from the viewpoint of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of abnormal psychology. Students will be introduced to the diagnosis system of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). In addition, the history of the psychology of abnormality will be traced. Cultural and social perspectives in understanding and responding to abnormal behavior will be explored as well as current topics and issues within abnormal psychology.