Jan 16, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

PSY 245 Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisite: PSY 111  
Recommended: PSY 112  
3 credits

This course introduces students to theories and research findings which give a rich understanding of human behavior.  Psychiatric diagnostic classifications and treatment interventions of mental and behavioral disorders are a primary focus of the course.  Examples of specific diagnostic categories include; anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, developmental disorders and schizophrenia.  The course also emphasizes the analysis of physiological, environmental and sociocultural factors which influence human behavior and psychopathology.