CRC19: Courses

PSYC 340 Abnormal Behavior

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC


This course is an exploration of the broad questions of normality and abnormality. It offers the investigation of specific mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties and current approaches to psychological intervention including present community mental health practice. This course considers the contribution of biological, psychological and social factors to the development and persistence of behavior disorders. PSYC 340 is a useful course for students majoring in Human Services and/or preparing for a career in psychology or the helping professions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Differentiate between scientifically derived knowledge and myth and conjecture about the topics of abnormal psychology and demonstrate understanding of psychological theory and scientific method. [SLO #1.]