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.