PSY 505 Psychopathology
3 Semester Units
Psychopathology offers students the chance to investigate the causes of abnormal behavior and to learn various methods for therapeutic change. The nature of knowledge is explored, experimental design is examined, and the interplay between theory and data is discussed.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Analyze the biological, psychological, social and biopsychosocial perspectives on the origins of abnormal behavior.
- Contrast the historical views of abnormal behavior with the current views of abnormal behavior.
- Evaluate the goals and uses of clinical assessment.
- Examine the legal, ethical and professional issues related to the practice of psychology.