BH2313: Abnormal Psychology

Credits 3 Lab Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3 Clinical Hours 0
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Abnormal Psychology is an introductory scientific study of behavior pathologies which, given the appropriate context, represent impaired functioning. The course examines the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive aspects of a wide range of behaviors. Emphasis is placed on the identification and diagnosis of symptoms; the biological, psychological, and sociological factors correlated with maladaptive behavior, as well as treatments available for specific disorders. Additionally, the course emphasizes the social, cultural, and legal outcomes of behaviors which differ from social norms and expectations. Further, the course examines the use of labels in describing individuals, myths and fallacies regarding specific maladaptive behaviors, and stresses respecting the dignity and worth of individuals afflicted with disorders.