PSY160 - Abnormal Psychology

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Subject Title
Abnormal Psychology

Subject Description

Human life is  complex, unstable, precarious, and extremely challenging - perhaps in an ever-increasing degree.  Throughout our lives we are vulnerable to personal trouble, breakdown, and disorder.  PSY160 explores the sources of strength and weakness in human life viewed on a continuum from what considered to be within the ranges of normal behaviour to that considered to be abnormal.  Behaviours are examined in terms of their causes, and the benefits and disadvantages they bring to the individual.  Various styles of treatment are surveyed.

Credit Status
One General Education Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify and describe basic concepts, principles, and problems associated with the term "abnormal behaviour".

2. Describe the major theoretical models of abnormal behaviour, and discuss the implications of how they enhance and limit our understanding.

3. Describe selected methods that characterize psychological research and evaluate their strengths and limitations.

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