PY 207 - Psychopathology
The field of abnormal behavior has captured human interest for centuries. It is an ever evolving field. It is also ripe with controversy as one explores what delineates normal from abnormal behavior. Students often assume that they will be learning about problems that affect others, not themselves. Early into this course, students may recognize that they or someone they know has experienced some of these “conditions”. In this course students will explore the nature of abnormal behavior, what causes it and how it is treated.
Assignments: 6 Units
Interactivity: Discussion Board
Final Assessment: Final Paper
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of the mental disorders classified in the DSM-IV.
- Recognize that any discussion of abnormal behavior must include thought and consideration of the cultural and societal context in which the behavior occurs.
- Communicate what it means to live with a mental illness in our society.
- Apply your knowledge and ability to utilize the DSM-IV.
- Apply your knowledge to contemporary issues in the field of mental health.
- Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze, assess, synthesize, and apply your understanding.
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