PSY 255 : Abnormal Psychology
This course focuses on a wide range of ways in which personality may become disordered. Emphasis is placed on normal human development as highlighted by psychopathology and on problems of treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Critical Thinking.
- Demonstrate an increased awareness of how to discriminate between “normal” behavioral functioning from “maladaptive” functioning.
- Summarize methods that are used to classify and assess psychological disorders.
- Distinguish between the major psychological disorders and their diagnostic criteria.
- Differentiate between the main theoretical perspectives within the field and their approach to etiology and treatment.