Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NPSY 3501
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Psychology
Description:
Using a multitheoretical model of psychopathology, students explore basic contemporary and historical conceptions of abnormal behavior. They are introduced to the current classification system of mental disorders, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V), and consider its strengths and weaknesses in an increasingly complex field. Psychodynamic, cognitive, humanistic, and sociocultural approaches to major Axis I and Axis II disorders are presented. Students employ critical thinking as they examine current controversies over classification, assessment, and treatment of mental illness.
Course Open to: Degree Students