Jul 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PS 256 - Abnormal Psychology

This course explores historical and contemporary ways of conceptualizing the origins, characteristics, and treatments of psychological/emotional difficulties and problems in living. Problems and disorders to be examined range from minor adjustment problems and common disorders such as depression to more rare, major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. Through an in-depth examination of a variety of viewpoints on “abnormal” behavior, students are invited to think critically about their own and our society’s conception of “mental illness.”

Credits: 4

Prerequisites/Restrictions: PS-101 or SO-101; Psychology/Criminology Majors and Minors & Public Health Majors Only (Majors/Minors Only restriction will be released for Open Registration).