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Psychopathology

PSYC 251
Fall 2013
Section: 01  
Certificates: Civic Engagement

This course will provide you with an overview of psychopathology, the study of "abnormal" behavior or mental disorders. We will consider how "abnormality" is defined, and we will learn about the phenomenology, diagnosis, and the causes of mental disorders. Major domains of psychopathology, the symptoms and behaviors of common mental disorders, and the mechanisms hypothesized to be involved with them will be covered. Various treatment approaches will be examined. This course will not aid in understanding personal experiences with mental illness. This class will challenge and grow your ideas about what you may think mental illness is, and it will help you develop conceptual knowledge intended to enhance critical thinking in this area.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC105
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on APR-23-2014
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