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PSYC-241 - Introduction to Abnormal Behavior - 3.00 Credits

PSYC-241 - Introduction to Abnormal Behavior - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Introduces students to the area of abnormal psychology. Topics include the definition and classification of pathological, behaviour, factors involved in the development of pathology, and evaluation of therapy outcomes.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : PSYC 111, PSYC 121.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:

  • normal and abnormal behaviour;

  • the history of abnormal psychology and models of abnormal or maladaptive behavior;
  • methods used in assessing and abnormal behavior;
  • patterns and causes of specific kinds of abnormal behavior with an emphasis on the interaction of biological, psychosocial, and socio-cultural factors;
  • treatment and management of mental disorders; and
  • coping mechanisms and the prevention of mental disorder.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Corner, R.J. (1996). Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology. W.H. Freeman.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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