PSY 320 - Abnormal Psychology

  • 3 credits
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Along with exploring the complex causes, manifestations, and treatment of common behavior disorders, this course introduces abnormal behavior in the context of psychological well-being to show these behaviors along a continuum from functional to dysfunctional. Interviews with patients and analysis by therapists and other mental health professionals provide students with invaluable perspectives on the suffering of behavioral disorders as well as the multiple approaches to treatment.

This course can be applied toward:

Prerequisite

PSY 100 (General Psychology).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Required

  • Abnormal Psychology, 7th Ed. (2016)
    Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan
    ISBN: 978-1259578137

Instructors

Michael F. Steger
Michael F. Steger

(970) 491-7324 | michael.f.steger@colostate.edu

Michael Steger is an Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology and Applied Social Psychology programs at Colorado State University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Personality Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

His research has focused on what makes life meaningful for people, and on understanding the foundations and benefits of living a meaningful life and achieving happiness. He also studies how people adjust to traumatic life events, and social influences on depression. His most recent book was “Designing Positive Psychology.” He is currently writing a textbook for Abnormal Psychology, due to be published by McGraw-Hill.

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