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Abnormal Psychology [PSYC 110]

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This course is designed to provide you with an overview of the range of human behaviors described as “abnormal.” We will discuss the definition of normality and abnormality, how these definitions have changed over time, and models of understanding human behavior and suffering. We will also discuss specific syndromes and diagnostic categories of psychopathology and will survey some of the treatments used for these disorders.

The two primary goals of the course are to provide students with a broad understanding of psychological problems and develop critical thinking skills applicable to the study of abnormal behavior. In particular, my goal for this term is to foster critical thinking about the classification of psychopathology and how that affects treatment and research strategies.

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