Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Abnormal Psychology (PSY 102)
Varies; self-study format
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: outline the history of Abnormal Psychology; identify the main symptoms of each psychological disorder mentioned; analyze the neurological, psychological and social factors contributing to each disorder; understand how a diagnosis of each disorder is made; recognize the context and culture behind psychological disorders; describe the modes of treatment available for psychological disorders; analyze the efficiency of various treatment options; familiarize yourself with essential terms and phrases which describe psychological disorders.
Major topics include: introduction to standard and anomalous behavior in psychology; methods of diagnosis and identification of abnormalities; terminology and nomenclature in abnormal psychology; biological and sociological factors; standard treatments and practices in dealing with various elements of abnormal behavior; diagnostic tools in properly identifying and classifying abnormalities in psychological deviations.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (8/21).