PSYC-151 Abnormal Psychology
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
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This course is a survey of the major psychological disorders and pathologies identified by the American Psychiatric Association in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Among the psychopathologies studied are obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality), sexual disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse. In addition, topics such as the meaning and history of abnormality, models of psychopathology, and the interface between psychology and the law are also covered. The psychopathologies are made more realistic and relevant to students’ lives through the use of videos, slides, personal anecdotes, and encouragement of class discussion. Prerequisite: PSYC-001. Fall.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: PSYC-001

Sections:

PSYC-151-01 Abnormal Psychology
Crystal, David
This course surveys the major psychological disorders and psychopathologies identified by the American Psychiatric Association in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). Obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder sexual disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse are among the topics covered in the course. Additionally, the history of abnormality, health psychology, and the relationship between psychology and the law are also discussed. Class participation and the sharing of personal stories relevant to students’ lives is strongly encouraged. Prerequisite: PSYC-001. Fall.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: PSYC-001
PSYC-151-02 Abnormal Psychology
Offered academic year 2016-2017
This course will provide students with an introduction to phenomenology (clinical presentations), etiology (causal factors) and treatment of a select group of psychological disorders. It integrates current diagnostic taxonomy with research and prevailing theoretical perspectives, with attention to sociocultural, biological and developmental issues. Our class time will include lecture, video materials and class discussion. This course seeks to blend college health and well-being issues in with the academic content.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: PSYC 001
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