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PSY/410

Abnormal Psychology

Course level: Undergraduate

General Education

Online

Format

$1,194

Estimated Tuition

3 credits

Total credits

5 weeks

Course length

Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

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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.

Required materials

The materials required for this course are covered in your resource fees.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Earn these career-relevant skills in weeks, not years.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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