Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology
Dynamics of maladjustment; major psychological disorders and therapeutic procedures. Fieldwork required.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 NoteContains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 ProgramsContaining PSYCH 342
Course Outcomes

1. Forms of psychological disorders and major theories

Students will identify and describe the major forms of psychological disorders and the major theories regarding the classification, etiology, and treatment of psychological disorders, and current data relevant to such theories.

Measurement: Multiple choice, short answer and essay exams; short writing assignments.

2. Service learning and exposure to psychological disorders

Students will engage in service learning by serving persons diagnosed with psychological disorders.

Measurement: Participation assessment/field work report

3. Critique concepts and theories

Students will critically examine key concepts and theories in abnormal psychology.

Measurement: Essay exams, short writing assignments, in-class debates

4. Use sources to analyze topics regarding disorders

Students will examine and critique a topic in abnormal psychology using the current research literature.

Measurement: APA style paper