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.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Abnormal Psychology.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Lecture three hours. Weekly one-hour discussion online through the Canvas Learning Management System.
Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: January 15, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.