This introductory course provides an overview of abnormal psychology, abnormal personality patterns, and psychological disorders.
What you can learn.
- Explore the role of biological, cognitive, and cultural factors in abnormal psychology
- Critically evaluate theories, research, and treatment related to psychological disorders
- Compare normality with abnormality to discuss validity and reliability of diagnosis
About this course:This course presents the study of psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and schizophrenia across lifespan. The role of biological, behavioral, social, cognitive, and cultural factors; diagnosis; and treatment approaches are reviewed. Students critically evaluate theories, research, and treatment related to psychological disorders from a cultural and social perspective. Discussion focuses on how stigma affects access to care and what practices can be implemented to support inclusiveness. Transferable for UC credit.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.
Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/speakers, and webcam.
Lecture three hours. Weekly one-hour discussion online through the Canvas Learning Management System.
Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: June 30, 2021. Internet access required. Materials required.