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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Abnormal Psychology (PSY350)

Formerly Abnormal Psychology (PSY430)

Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and describe historical perspectives toward abnormal behavior; recognize and describe current trends and perspectives in understanding and treating mental illness; identify and describe the causes and treatments for major DSM-V classifications of abnormal behavior - their causes, manifestations and treatment (stress related disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD related disorders, psychosomatic disorders, personality disorders, addictive disorders, psychoses, organic disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, suicide, and developmental disorders of childhood); compare the psychoanalytic, biological and cognitive-behavioral and social cultural theories about mental illness; and match and apply the major forms of treatment available today; independently locate sources of information about mental illness and empathize with a person experiencing mental illness.


Major topics include historical perspective, major psychiatric (DSM-V) categories, causes and treatment, the four major therapeutic orientations including Psychoanalytical, Biological, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Social Cultural.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).