If polled, the average person would say they are able to recognize abnormal behavior when they see it. The behavior might be assessed quickly as odd, strange, or sick. Being able to assess whether a person's behavior is abnormal or not and whether their behavior presents a danger to the individual or to others is a goal of all practicing psychologists, regardless of their theoretical orientation. This course will provide an overview of abnormal psychology, including how abnormal psychology has been approached and treated throughout history, how different theoretical orientations assess and treat abnormal behaviors, and how the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(5th edition), or DSM-V, classifies abnormal behavior.
Course Access Time
Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment.
This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.
Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple''s website)
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
Google Chrome is highly recommended
Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don''t have PowerPoint)