PSYC 335 Abnormal Psychology

This course will provide students with an introduction to the field of abnormal psychology through the exploration of "abnormality" within historical, social, and cultural contexts, as well as the various predominating paradigms. We will look at major research issues as they relate to both the causal factors of each disorder and the efficacy of current treatments and interventions. Students will develop an awareness of professional issues in the field such as diagnostic uses and misuses, and ethical and legal issues surrounding the "power and privilege" to diagnose others. By the end of this course, students should have a firm foundation in the major diagnostic categories as well as the various theoretical lenses through which one can research and treat psychopathology.




PSYC 105 or instructor's permission

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