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  Course: PSY 2552
  Title:Abnormal Psychology: SS3
  Long Title:Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3
  Course Description:Examines psychopathology and its classification, causes, treatment, and prevention. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category
  Min Credit:3
  Max Credit:

  Status Notes: REA 090, ENG 121, 3 Credits General Psychology I or II,
   S: or those determined by each individual institution.
  Course Notes: Minor changes 12/13/05 s@; changes to pre-reqs 10/16/07
   C: s@
  Origin Notes: CCA
  Course Notes: updated GT language entered 8/6/18 dl

 For REQUIRED SYLLABUS information that is to be included on all syllabi starting Spring 2018, 201830 go to https://internal.cccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/documents/GT-SS3-Required-Syllabus-Info.docx.:
 1.    Identify the historical perspective of abnormal psychology.
 2.    Identify the research methods used in the study of abnormal psychology.
 3.    Compare the theoretical perspectives in the field of abnormal psychology.
 4.    Compare and contrast the methods of assessment used in abnormal psychology.
 5.    Explain the classification of psychological disorders.
 6.    Evaluate treatment approaches.

 I.    Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
        a.  Historical perspectives
        b.  Concepts in psychopathology
        c.  Research methods
        d.  Legal issues
 II.   Theoretical perspectives
        a.  Biological
        b.  Psychoanalytic
        c.  Psychodynamic
        d.  Behavioral
        e.  Cognitive
        f.  Humanistic
        g.  Sociocultural
 III.  Methods of assessment
        a.  Correlational studies – case studies, archival analysis, naturalistic observation, surveys
        b.  Experiments and quasi-experiments
 IV.   Psychological disorders
        a.  Anxiety disorders
        b.  Mood disorders
        c.  Psychotic disorders
        d.  Disorders in childhood or adolescents
        e.  Disorders of aging
        f.  Substance use and addictive disorders
        g.  Disorders of trauma and stress
        h.  Eating disorders
        i.  Disorders of sex and gender
        j.  Personality Disorders
 V.    Treatment approaches
        a.  Biological
        b.  Psychoanalytic
        c.  Psychodynamic
        d.  Behavioral
        e.  Cognitive
        f.  Humanistic
        g.  Sociocultural

 Course Offered At:

  Arapahoe Community College ACC
  Community College of Aurora CCA
  Colorado Community College Sys CCCS
  Community College of Denver CCD
  Colorado Northwestern CC CNCC
  Front Range Community College FRCC
  Lamar Community College LCC
  Morgan Community College MCC
  Northeastern Junior College NJC
  Otero College OJC
  Pueblo Community College PCC
  Pikes Peak State College PPCC
  Red Rocks Community College RRCC
  Trinidad State College TSJC
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