PSY3000 Abnormal Psychology

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Amanda Graham

Course Description:

This course examines psychological normality and abnormality. Students will learn assessments, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of abnormal behavior. Students will explore classification of mental illness as well as explore social and multicultural issues relating to diagnosis. Students will examine abnormal behaviors and interventions that law enforcement professionals are likely to encounter in the field as examples of how abnormal psychology is applied.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course will relate to students who want to identify and apply abnormal behavior to law enforcement professions as a means to assess, diagnosis, and treatment individuals with abnormalities.

Why This Course Is Important:

In today’s world, we are surrounded by life stressors that can increase a person’s anxiety and depression. In some cases, we see severe mental illnesses that include hallucinations and delusions. Abnormal Psychology is important to the University and students to learn not only how to identify mental illness, but also how to diagnosis and treat mental illness through God’s word.