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PSY 212 - Abnormal Psychology


Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 3

Description: This course is a study of the nature and development of behavioral disorders, including the investigation of contemporary treatment procedures.

Prerequisite(s): Take PSY 201  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Historical overview of abnormal psychology
  • Research methods
  • Psychological perspectives
  • Classification and assessment of abnormal behavior
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Sexual disorders including gender identity disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Childhood disorders

Textbooks:
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • None

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59


Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply the biological, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and sociocultural perspectives to explain maladaptive behavior.
  2. Differentiate between the clinical features of and treatment for disorders of adulthood.
  3. Differentiate between the clinical features of and treatment for disorders of childhood.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Course Policies  that include:

  • Identity Verification
  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard Course Policies  on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Add/Drop period
  • Attendance
  • Classroom Conduct
  • Equal Access
  • IT Access
  • Online Behavior
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Student Concerns
  • Student Help Services
  • Withdrawals


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2023-2024