Abnormal Psychology (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

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; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/19/2017

 239142709Abnormal Psychology Online3Jackson L$12.0019/31/0Open
 239142739Abnormal Psychology Online3Garcia G$12.0030/31/0Open

Fall; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/28/2017

 239142116Abnormal Psychology 3Schulz-Perez K$12.0017/24/0Open
R 09:00AM-11:54AMLA230
 239142123Abnormal Psychology 3Staff$12.0022/24/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:20AMLA230
 239142126Abnormal Psychology 3Riha L$12.0018/24/0Open
T 12:00PM-02:54PMLA230
 239142161Abnormal Psychcology 3Riha L$12.0023/28/0Open
T R 04:30PM-05:50PMLA360
 239142162Abnormal Psychology 3Schulz-Perez K$12.0022/28/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:54PMLA360
 239142707Abnormal Psychology Online3Garcia G$12.0031/31/0Open

Spring; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/08/2017

 239122113Abnormal Psychology 3Spolsky S$12.0019/31/0Open
M W 09:00AM-12:10PMLA370
 239122307Abnormal Psychology Online3Pilgrim C$12.0019/31/0Open
 239122332Abnormal Psychology Online3Hoffmann W$12.0012/31/0Open

Summer; 2017; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/03/2017

 239132110Abnormal Psychology 3Morgan T$12.0024/31/0Open
T R 01:00PM-04:10PMLA370
 239132339Abnormal Psychology Online3Jackson L$12.004/31/0Open

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

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