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PSYC 251
Spring 2022
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Health Studies

This course provides an overview of psychopathology, the study of "abnormal" behavior or mental disorders. From various theoretical perspectives, the ways that abnormality is defined will be considered. You will learn what we know and don't know about the phenomenology, diagnosis, and causes of mental disorders. Major domains of psychopathology, the symptoms and behaviors associated with common mental disorders, and the mechanisms hypothesized to be involved with them will be covered. The ways that different paradigms steer the development and implementation of treatments will be examined. This course is not designed to help resolve personal experiences with mental illness. This class will challenge widely accepted ideas about mental illness. You will learn to think critically about how mental illness is understood by society, mental health professionals, and clinical researchers.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC105
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(PSYC)(SISP)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on SEP-20-2021
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