Psychology | Abnormal Psychology
P324 | 20523 | O'Donnell


Abnormal psychology is the study of how psychological mechanisms may
result in maladaptive or dangerous behavior, as well as emotional
suffering. Psychologists use scientific methods to classify and
describe abnormal behavior, evaluate the efficacy of treatment, and
identify causes (etiology). The course will cover a wide variety of
topics. These include models of mental illness, assessment and
classification, cognitive and biological mechanisms, research
methods, legal and ethical issues, and an in-depth consideration of
prevalent disorders.