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Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (Spring 2023)

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M W3:00PM-4:50PMRWC-J1C. Erikson
RWC, Redwood Campus, Grants Pass
Spring 2023 lasts from Monday, April 3, 2023 to Friday, June 16, 2023
Introduces the psychology of abnormal behavior and its possible causes, along with an examination of the history and modern practice of mental health treatment, including legal issues such as insanity and civil commitment. Students will explore the nature of abnormality and examine social and cultural factors as well as specific disturbances in behavior, mood, thinking, and perception which have defined abnormality, past and present. Special problems of research with the clinical population and major theoretical models for assessment, diagnosis and treatment will also be studied. Specific topic areas include disorders of childhood and adolescence, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, disorders of trauma and stress, disorders featuring somatic symptoms, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorders.
  • Web classes: Offered as a Web-based class over the Internet. Information about Web-based classes and required orientations can be found at All online teachers expect students to participate in the class by Wednesday of the first week of the term. Students not participating during the first week may be subject to administrative drop. Check the syllabus and course orientation for participation requirements. Students may be required to have a web cam and audio capabilities on their computer for online courses.
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