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 will critically evaluate theories, research, and treatment related to psychological disorders from a cultural and social perspective. Discussion will focus on how stigma affects access to care and what practices can be implemented to support inclusiveness. Transferable for UC credit.
Spring 2021 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
No meeting on May 31, 2021. Make-up meeting June 2, 2021.
Lecture three hours. Weekly one-hour discussion online through the Canvas Learning Management System.
Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: April 5, 2021. Internet access required. Materials required.