CLP 3144 – Abnormal Psychology


General Education Credit: Social Science
College Credit: 3

Course Instructor: Feihong Wang
Feihong Wang, Ph.D.
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About The Course

Prerequisite: PSY 2012 - General Psychology or equivalent

This course outlines the varieties of disordered experience and conduct and their contribution to an understanding of more effective personal and social adjustment. Includes neuroses, psychoses, and psychosomatic and conduct disturbances.

Course Goals

Through this course, you will:

  • learn abnormality in human behaviors, thoughts, and emotions within cultural contexts and from both the continuous and the categorical DSM perspectives
  • compare and contrast different theoretical perspectives of abnormality
  • describe the diagnostic process and assessments of mental illnesses
  • identify a variety of emotional, behavioral, neurocognitive, psychotic, mood, and personality disorders and treatment options
  • apply your learning to the real world
  • gain insights, understanding, and resilience in mental health

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective
High School Credit: 0.5