Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU
This course provides an introduction to the study of abnormal behavior for psychology majors, those with an interest in mental illness, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of how psychological "abnormalities" are defined, studied, and treated. The classification, assessment and treatment of psychological disorders will be explored. Students will not only develop an understanding of the etiology and diagnosis of such disorders, as based upon the criteria provided in the most current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ("DSM"), but develop an appreciation of the cultural, historical and theoretical influences that affect the definitions and treatment of abnormal behavior.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921