Abnormal Psychology

Course Description

This course examines various psychological disorders from a contemporary perspective, specifically exploring anxiety disorders (phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder), categories of personality disorders (bi-polar and depressive disorders), schizophrenia and several others. The underlying pathology and treatments of each disorder will be covered. Legal, ethical and other current health psychology will also be explored.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Compare the current dominant theories in abnormal psychology.
  • Summarize research methods in the study of abnormal psychology.
  • Explain assessments for the diagnosis of mental disorders.
  • Explain the anxiety disorders.
  • Compare bi-polar and depressive disorders.
  • Explain neurodevelopmental, disruptive, conduct and elimination disorders.
  • Evaluate the somatoform symptom and related disorders, dissociative and factitious disorders.
  • Explain the feeding and eating disorders.
  • Explain substance-related and addictive disorders.
  • Examine the aging and neurocognitive disorders.
  • Explain gender dysphoria, sexual dysfunctions and paraphilic disorders.
  • Explain schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders.
  • Distinguish between the different categories of personality disorders.
  • Identify current issues in health psychology.
  • Examine the legal and ethical issues in abnormal psychology.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2015; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2015

 239142739Abnormal Psychology Online3Jackson L$30.005/31/0Open

Fall; 2015; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 239142116Abnormal Psychology 3Brennan J M 1/24/0Open
R 09:00AM-11:54AMLA230
 239142123Abnormal Psychology 3Arnold R 10/24/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:20AMLA230
 239142126Abnormal Psychology 3Brennan J M 4/24/0Open
T 12:00PM-02:54PMLA230
 239142161Abnormal Psychcology 3Brennan J M 3/28/0Open
T R 04:30PM-05:50PMLA360
 239142162Abnormal Psychology 3Schulz-Perez K 9/28/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:54PMLA360
 239142707Abnormal Psychology Online3Jackson L$30.007/31/0Open
 239142709Abnormal Psychology Online3Burke D$30.0018/31/0Open

Winter; 2016; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/01/2016

 239112465Abnormal Psychology Online3Pilgrim C$30.0015/31/0Open

Winter; 2016; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2016

 239112125Abnormal Psychology 3Riha L 0/24/2Closed
T R 11:00AM-12:20PMLA230
 239112127Abnormal Psychology 3Arnold R 20/31/0Open
M W 01:00PM-02:20PMBTC200
 239112153Abnormal Psychology 3Schulz-Perez K 6/31/0Open
W 06:00PM-08:54PMLA370
 239112439Abnormal Psychology Online3Pilgrim C$30.002/31/0Open

Note: This schedule updates once every 24 hours. Please reference WebAdvisor for current status.

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