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Psychology of the Abnormal

Course Prefix: 
PY
Course Number: 
370
Course Credits: 
3

This course will provide an introduction to the definition and classification of abnormal behavior. In addition, the course will explore various theoretical approaches to the causes and treatments of psychopathology. Students will receive a comprehensive overview of the symptoms, demographic features and typical progression of major forms of psychopathology. Additionally, they will address several constructs that enhance the study of human mental distress including: the importance of the context in which disordered behavior occurs, the connection between the mind and body, and the multiple causality of psychopathology. Prerequisite: PY 201 (Program goals 1, 3, 4, 9)