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Psychology 2260 - Abnormal Psychology

 

What is Abnormal Psychology?

Abnormal Psychology is the study of the theoretical approaches and empirical research in psychology used to define, assess, categorize, prevent, and treat psychological disorders.

Diagnostic criteria as noted in the DSM-IV-TR are discussed. This course looks at biological, social , and psychological factors in assessing and exploring causation of psychological disorders. A variety of treatment strategies including biological, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, family, group and couples are reviewed.

This course is recommended for anyone interested in increasing their understanding of human behavior and what defines behavior as abnormal. Psychology 2260 is a requirement for many graduate programs in the health and sciences fields.

Prerequisite

Psychology 1100 

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