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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Abnormal Psychology (PSY 301)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

June 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to understand the nature of abnormal behavior and mental illness; understand the process of assessing such behavior and the most commonly used classifying system; understand psychological disorders; be familiar with and able to discuss several different theoretical perspectives on psychological disorders; be familiar with the research methods used and research findings on various psychological disorders; understand the causes and be able to identify the symptoms of various psychological disorders; be familiar with effective treatment approaches to different psychological disorders; and understand various legal issues relevant to mental illness and abnormal behavior.


The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to mental disorders in adult humans. The class discusses diagnostic issues and methods used to study psychopathology. It also examines a variety of mental disorders from several different theoretical and treatment perspectives. The focus of the course is the diagnosis, epidemiology, course of the disorder, etiology, and treatment issues. The class also briefly briefly examines ethical and legal issues pertaining to psychopathology. The goals of the course include greater awareness and knowledge of psychopathology in hopes of reducing the suffering and stigma associated with mental disorders.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, or Human Services (1/22).