Psy 340 Spring 2018
Welcome to Psy 340: Abnormal Behavior!
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How glorious it is-and also how painful-to be an exception. -Louis Charles Alfred de Musset
PSY 300 PREREQUISITE VERIFICATION REQUIRED TO ENROLL IN PSY 340
Did you know that Psy 340 has a prerequisite of Psy 300?
All students must turn in proof of completing Psy 300.
This proof is due on TUESDAY, January 23, 2018.
- PSY 340 HAS A Prerequisite: PSYC 300 (General Principles) with a grade of "C" or better
- STUDENTS MAY NOT TAKE PSY 340 AND PSY 300 AT THE SAME TIME.
- ALL ENROLLED STUDENTS MUST TURN IN DOCUMENTATION OF COMPLETING THE PREREQUISTE OF PSY 300 BY TUESDAY, January 23, 2018 AT 11:59 PM.
- THIS IS AN ASSIGNMENT THAT IS WORTH UP TO 30 POINTS.
What will I learn in this course?
This is an introductory course into the understanding of abnormal behavior.
After taking this course, you be able to:
- differentiate advanced theoretical aspects of "normal" and "abnormal" behavior
- describe specific mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties
- analyze the mystery and prejudice that surrounds people experiencing severe problems in adaptive behavior
- compare and contrast the approaches to psychological intervention including present community health practices
- identify the contribution of social, biological, and psychological factors to the development and persistence of behavioral disorders
However, you will not be able to diagnose individuals professionally for this is only an introductory course.
In order to diagnose others professionally, you will need to:
- pursue an advanced degree
- earn hours of experience under the supervision of a licensed individual
- sit for a professional examination
- earn a license as a mental health professional.
Do not diagnose yourself or loved ones.
To do so would be unprofessional, unethical, and potentially dangerous.
Also, please avoid diagnosing others you know.
They don't appreciate that kind of thing.
PSYC 340 Abnormal Behavior 3 Units ·
Prerequisite: PSYC 300, 305, or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ELSR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
- This course explores the broad questions of normality and abnormality.
- Topics include the investigation of specific mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties and current approaches to psychological intervention including present community mental health practices.
- It considers the contribution of social, biological, and psychological factors to the development and persistence of behavior disorders.
- This class is not open to students who have taken PSYC 481. (C-ID PSY 120)
- PSYC 340 is also offered as an Honors section, PSYC 481. To register for the Honors section for this course, please see the listing for PSYC 481, including course code, days, and times.
- For more information about the Honors Program at American River College, please visit the website at http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Honors_Program.htm/