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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: define the nature of abnormal behavior and mental illness; describe the process of assessing such behavior and the most commonly used classifying system; define psychological disorders; discuss several different theoretical perspectives on psychological disorders; outline research methods used and research findings on various psychological disorders; identify causes and symptoms of various psychological disorders; identify effective treatment approaches to different psychological disorders; and outline various legal issues relevant to mental illness and abnormal behavior.


This course provides an introduction to mental disorders in adult humans. Topics include diagnostic issues and methods used to study psychopathology,  variety of mental disorders from several different theoretical and treatment perspectives, 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).