PSY 408 Abnormal Psychology

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PSY 408 Abnormal Psychology

3 Semester Units

Abnormal Psychology offers students an eclectic, multicultural approach to abnormal behavior, drawing on contributions from various disciplines and theoretical stances. The psychosocial and psychophysiological factors of abnormal behavior are examined, and the causes and classifications are discussed. Case vignettes and client experiences will be explored and combined with research based explanations of abnormal behavior.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Successfully discriminate between normal and abnormal behavior and identify the symptoms of various disorders.
  • Understand the various causes, symptoms and treatment of abnormal behavior.
  • Understand the basics of the DSM system and how it’s used.
  • Summarize issues related to mental health and treatment.


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