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Abnormal Behavior

This course will help to define abnormal and normal behaviors and to group these abnormal phenomena into "disorders." It will cover the basic concepts surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal psychological phenomena. The student will investigate the characteristics, epidemiology, controversy, and treatment of individual disorders. The course begins by defining normal versus abnormal behavior and reviewing the historical context in which abnormal psychology emerged, then explores the major theories or paradigms associated with abnormal psychology, the classification system used to differentiate and define disorders, and the research methods often utilized in the study of abnormal psychology. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed... Show More


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