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Fall 2017
Nov 19, 2017
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PSYC 151 - Abnormal Psychology
This course is a survey of the major psychological disorders and pathologies identified by the American Psychiatric Association in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).  Among the psychopathologies studied are obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality), sexual disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse.  In addition, topics such as the meaning and history of abnormality, models of psychopathology, and the interface between psychology and the law are also covered.  The psychopathologies are made more realistic and relevant to students’ lives through the use of videos, slides, personal anecdotes, and encouragement of class discussion. Prerequisite: PSYC-001. Fall.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychology Department

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PSYC 001 or PSYC 00-

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