PSY 224: Abnormal Psychology

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3

Concepts and principles used in clinical practice: dynamics, diagnosis, and treatment of abnormal behavior. Compares and contrasts the different patterns of abnormal behavior. Examines the differences in theoretical models for understanding maladaptive behavior.

Prerequisite Courses

Grade of C or better in PSY 100

Course Outcomes
  • Compare and contrast historical and current theories of abnormal behavior.
  • Identify and describe different types of abnormal behavior and the “best practice” therapies associated with each type.
  • Apply the principles of psychology to their own thoughts and feelings.
  • Illustrate understanding of the role of culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic factors in defining abnormal behavior.