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PSYC& 220 - Abnormal Psychology

Credits: 5
Covers the diagnosis, causes, and treatment of abnormal behavior. Topics may include defining abnormality, the history of abnormality, and differing theoretical models used to explain the cause of abnormality and the supporting research. Reviews disorders such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, anorexia nervosa, and multiple personality disorder.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; and PSYC& 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe the research methods appropriate to the study of abnormal behavior.
  2. Explain the predominant theoretical approaches utilized in explaining abnormal behavior.
  3. Describe the current methods of assessing abnormal behavior.
  4. Apply the various theoretical approaches to the explanation of specific psychological disorders.
  5. Identify and describe specific psychological disorders.

Program Outcomes
Identify and apply concepts related to acquiring, evaluating and using reliable, valid, and powerful information to understand mind and behavior.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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