Psychology 230 is the first of two courses which study psychological disorders. In this course we will first study the major personality theories as they apply to abnormal psychology. This is followed by an introduction to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual classification system [DSM], and research and legal issues. The course then begins its examination of emotional and socials disorders including: anxiety disorders; somatoform disorders; dissociative disorders; personality disorders; and, psychological factors that affect physical health.
PSYC 100/101 with a grade of "C" or better or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.