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Number:PY338
Name:Abnormal Psychology
Description:This course helps student gain a more compassionate and practical understanding of people who suffer from a variety of psychological problems. Using case studies, video clips, lectures, and group work, students study the causal factors, symptoms, and possible treatments for such psychological problems as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, developmental disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, dementia and Alzheimer’s. Finally, the course seeks to provide information on coping and staying psychologically healthy.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): PY111

Course Objectives

1. To gain a more compassionate understanding of people who suffer from psychological problems. 2. To gain a practical understanding of how psychological problems are classified and assessed. 3. To understand theories of causal factors and treatment possibilities according to psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and biomedical theories. 4. To gain a deeper understanding of psychological problems such as alcoholism, addictions, anxiety, mood, dissociative, somatoform, personality disorders, and schizophrenia and how they affect people. 5. To gain a better understanding of psychological problems during the life span. 6. To understand developmental disorders and mental retardation. 7. To understand how we might attempt to cope with stress to stay healthy.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 (none) Lepley $0 $0 $0
F 2016 (none) Lepley $0 $0 $0
F 2016 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (LOOSELEAF) 9781618826381 LYONS 5TH 14 BVT PUB Lepley $60 $44 $52 $0
F 2016 (none) Horton $0 $0 $0
F 2015 ABNORMAL PSYCH.IN CHANGING WORLD 9780205961719 NEVID 9TH 14 PEARSON Horton $0 $165 $0
F 2015 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (LOOSELEAF) 9781618826381 LYONS 5TH 14 BVT PUB Lepley $0 $35 $0
S 2015 ABNORMAL PSYCH.IN CHANGING WORLD 9780205961719 NEVID 9TH 14 PEARSON Horton $0 $165 $0
F 2014 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (LOOSELEAF) 9781618826381 LYONS 5TH 14 Lepley $46 $0 $0
F 2014 ABNORMAL PSYCH.IN CHANGING WORLD 9780205961719 NEVID 9TH 14 Horton $0 $163 $0
F 2013 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: CLINICAL ETC (LOOSE PAGES) 9781596029286 LYONS 4TH Lepley $0 $0 $0
F 2012 Abnormal Psychology 978-1-60229-874-3 Lyons, Charles A. 4TH 11 BVT Publishing Lepley $55 $41 $0
F 2011 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 1-60229-874-2 LYONS 4 BEST VALUE Lepley $53 $40
S 2011 Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World 9780205809615 Jeffrey S. Nevid 8 Prentice Hall Horton $0 $0
S 2011 ABNORMAL PSYCH IN A CHANG 0-205-77340-0 NEVID 8 PEARSON EDU Horton $151 $113
F 2010 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (W/OU 0-07-313396-5 HALGIN 5 MCG Lepley $138 $104
F 2009 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (W/OU 0-07-313396-5 HALGIN 5 NEBRASKA BOOK COMPANY Lepley $138 $103
F 2008 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (W/2 HALGIN 5 NOT FOUND Lepley $134 $100
F 2007 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY HALGIN 0 MCG001 Lepley $124 $93
F 2005 HALGIN C" ABNORMAL Lepley $0 $108
F 2002 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY -TEXT ONLY 0072289821 HALGIN 3 MCG Lepley $92 $69
F 2000 Abnormal Psychology 0-07-228982-1 Halgin 3 MCG Lepley $82 $0