PHS PHS311 - Abnormal Psychology

(Credits: 3)

Students will be introduced to the major categories of child and adult mental disorders and the current North American system of psychiatric classification and nomenclature, as illustrated in the DSM-5. Mental health and illness will be considered in terms of history, etiology, manifestation, impact on personal and social evaluation and functioning, and treatment approaches.  Psychopathology will be discussed in terms of historical, public, and multicultural perspectives towards psychological disorders and their treatment.