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PSYC& 220
Abnormal Psychology


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Study of origins and characteristics of maladaptive behavior with emphasis on scientific research on the causes and treatment approaches to psychopathology. Topics include anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders, dissociative disorders, and problems of cognitive function and childhood disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSY 250, Abnormal Psychology.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Develop a greater understanding of the close connection between mind and body and its impact on mental functioning.
  • Develop a capacity for critical thought and reasoning when evaluating issues dealing with abnormal human behavior.
  • Develop a more open attitude and empathy towards the difficulties and problems that sufferers of various mental disorders endure.
  • Have a greater knowledge of the various disorders and diseases of mind and brain.

  • Course Topics
  • History of Abnormal Psychology
  • Research in Abnormal Psychology
  • Models of Abnormality
  • Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Stress Disorders
  • Somatoform and Dissociataive Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Suicide
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Sexual Disorders and Gender Identity Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Disorders of Aging and Cognition

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PSYC& 220
    Fall 2014
    1471
    Cindy Stevenson-mc clure
    PSYC& 220
    Spring 2014
    6016
    Emmalee Brice
    PSYC& 220
    Fall 2013
    1471
    Cindy Stevenson-mc clure
    PSYC& 220
    Fall 2012
    1030
    Cindy Stevenson-mc clure
    PSYC& 220
    Spring 2012
    2019
    Cindy Stevenson-mc clure


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
    X
     
     
    X
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.