Abnormal Psychology (Revision 7)
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Delivery Mode: Individualized study or grouped study (check availability)
Online-enhanced. Optional video component*.
*Overseas students, please contact the University Library before registering in a course that has an audio/visual component.
Area of Study: Social Science
Precluded Course: PSYC 335. (PSYC 435 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for PSYC 335.)
PSYC 435 has a Challenge for Credit option.
PSYC 435 examines human behaviours and mental phenomena that diverge widely from the normal.
- Unit 1: Abnormal Psychology: An Overview
- Unit 2: Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behaviour
- Unit 3: Causal Factors and Viewpoints
- Unit 4: Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
- Unit 5: Stress and Physical and Mental Health
- Unit 6: Panic, Anxiety, and Their Disorders
- Unit 7: Mood Disorders and Suicide
- Unit 8: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
- Unit 9: Eating Disorders and Obesity
- Unit 10: Personality Disorders
- Unit 11: Substance-Related Disorders
- Unit 12: Sexual Variants, Abuse, and Dysfunctions
- Unit 13: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
- Unit 14: Neurocognitive Disorders
- Unit 15:Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
- Unit 16:Therapy
- Unit 17: Contemporary and Legal Issues in Abnormal Psychology
To receive credit for PSYC 435, you must complete all course assignments and achieve a composite course grade of at least “D” (50 percent), and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. The weighting of assignments is as follows:
|Five Quizzes||Term Paper||Final Exam||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Text: Butcher, J. N., Mineka, S., & Hooley J. M. (2013). Abnormal psychology (15th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.
Case Studies: Meyer, R.G., Chapman, L.K, Weaver, C.M. (2013). Cases studies in abnormal behavior (9th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.
Other course materials include a student manual, course manual, workbook, and an online study guide.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Current as of: July-06-2016 10:45
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 7, June 20, 2013.
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Updated May 26 2016 by Student & Academic Services