Abnormal psychology is a branch of psychology that empirically studies abnormalities in cognition, emotion, and behavior. This course is intended to provide a broad overview of mental illness, with a special emphasis on the classification of mental illness by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5). The course will also cover theoretical approaches to treating mental health problems and specific treatments that work and do not work for different diagnoses. In addition to learning about diagnosis and treatment, students will be introduced to the biopsychosocial model and the causal theories behind diagnoses. Class Notes: **Course Requisites: PSY 101 or PSY 150A1.
Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018