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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:
  • Prerequisites : PSYC 111, PSYC 121.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • ยทnormal 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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