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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Abnormal Psychology (PSY 102)


Varies; self-study format

Various; distance learning format

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

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; explain 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; define essential terms and phrases that 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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (8/21).