Catalogue 2014 - 2015

PSY 326 Abnormal Psychology

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

PSY 101 and junior standing.

Course Description

The concept of abnormality is considered from a perspective that views the contribution of both constitutional factors and life experiences to the manifestation of behavioral disorders. Major categories of disorders, relevant research findings, various theoretical orientations, and treatment options are presented. Within these topics, attention is paid to the importance of such forces as culture, race, ethnicity, gender, age, and socioeconomic status as they relate to our understanding of normal and abnormal development.

Notes

Formerly PSY 306.

Distribution

MR