psy410 | undergraduate

Abnormal Psychology

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This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to theories and research concerning abnormal behavior (psychopathology). The course will address such topics as the incidence (frequency) of abnormal behavior of various types; how abnormal behaviors are classified into various diagnostic categories; the etiologies (causes) of psychological disorders; and the variety of methods employed in the treatment of abnormal behavior.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Overview of Abnormal Psychology

    • Examine the evolution of abnormal psychology as a science.
    • Identify the different theoretical models related to the development and treatment of psychopathology.
    • Explain the goals of clinical assessment and diagnosis.

    Anxiety, Trauma- and Stressor-Related, Bipolar and Related, and Depressive Disorders

    • Identify the behavioral criteria of the major DSM-5 categories of anxiety, trauma- and stressor-related, bipolar and related, and depressive disorders.
    • Describe the prevalence and causes of anxiety, stress-related, bipolar and related, and depressive disorders.
    • Examine the contemporary approaches, based on theoretical models and current research, that are used for treatment of anxiety, stress-related, bipolar and related, and depressive disorders.

    Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders

    • Identify the behavioral criteria of the major DSM-5 categories of neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders.
    • Describe the prevalence and causes of neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders.
    • Examine the contemporary approaches, based on theoretical models and current research, that are used for treatment of neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders.

    Personality and Substance-Related Disorders

    • Identify the behavioral criteria of the major DSM-5 categories of personality and substance-related disorders.
    • Describe the prevalence and causes of personality and substance-related disorders.
    • Examine the contemporary approaches, based on theoretical models and current research that are used for treatment of personality and substance-related disorders.

    Special Topics in Psychopathology

    • Contrast psychological disorders of interest.
    • Explain the mutual influence between the legal and mental health fields.
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