This course examines abnormal behavior and psychopathology including diagnoses, causes, and treatments. The role of society and culture in determining definitions of abnormal behavior and approaches to treatment is also addressed. Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the etiology, prevalence rates, and treatment of a variety of major psychological disorders and critically discuss social and cultural factors relevant to psychopathology.
Note: For successful completion of this course, it is recommended that students have had two previous psychology courses.
Upcoming Term Schedule
- 20/HPJA: Monday, January 13th
- 20/HPMA: Monday, March 9th
- 20/HPMY: Monday, May 25th
How This Course Work
Courses are completely online: lectures, discussion boards, and even group projects.
You’ll be able to view course materials a full week before the class starts.
Once courses begin, assignments are due each week.
Need help or have questions? In addition to instructor access, every student receives support from an advisor.