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PSY 3760 Abnormal Psychology

Course Description: PSY 3760 Abnormal Psychology is a study of major psychological disorders with an emphasis on various contemporary approaches to their understanding and treatment.

Textbook: Understanding Abnormal Behavior; Sue, D., D.Sue, & S.Sue Houghton Mifflin.

Prerequisites: PSY 1700

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Models of psychopathology
  • Categories of psychological disorders (using Diagnostic Statistic Manual IV)
  • Categories of drug and alcohol disorders (DSM IV)
  • Categories of developmental disorders (DSM IV)
  • Categories of organic disorders (DSM IV)
  • Childhood and adolescent disorders (DSM IV)
  • Treatment options and their effectiveness
  • Legal issues
  • Ethical issues

Suggested Emphases:

  • Application of group dynamics and leadership theory to student's life and work
  • Develop a personal model of group dynamics and leadership
  • Writing skills expected of a professionally employed adult

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