Abnormal Psychology

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Course Description:
A course which concentrates on the description, causes and treatment behavioral disorders as seen from the viewpoint of the major theoretical models of abnormal behavior.


Course Details


PSY 2012



Lennetta Loman-Greene

Rachel Rackard

Tameka Russ

Willie E. Spires

Kassandra Starrine

Allison Hausner

Jessica Craven 


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Abnormal Psychology: Clinical and Scientific Perspectives, 6th edition, Charles Lyons and Barclay Martin, 2019, Textbook (Loose-Leaf Bundle), ISBN: 9781517802851


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1  Identify behaviors and social trends using appropriate research methologies,

SS-2  Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issues.

S-3  Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify appropriate methods, technologies and data that social and behavioral scientists employ to investigate the human condition.

Examine a variety of behavior psychopathologies and the various treatment modalities used in treating these disorders.

Analyze how psychology impacts our lives.

Examine the etiologies and the theories that are associated with psychological disorders.

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4

Quizzes, Documented Essays, Unit Tests, Final Exam


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  1. Read all assigned materials.
  2. Attend and participate in class discussions.
  3. Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
  4. Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions. Note: Online and Distance Learning Courses will not contain the oral component.
  5. Assignment Schedule:
    Audio Visual
  6. Office appointments will be made to discuss progress, as needed.
  7. Tutoring will be available through the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE Lab).
  8. On occasion exponential learning will be made available by visiting available agencies to augment the learning process.


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