* Abnormal Psychology

Lumen’s new Abnormal Psychology course will be delivered in Lumen One, a new platform that brings together the best of Lumen’s teaching & learning solutions including a full suite of professional development resources to support evidence-based teaching.

The course provides comprehensive coverage of all topics from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR) and emphasizes the biopsychosocial model. The content encourages students to think objectively and compassionately about individuals experiencing mental illness

The Lumen One Abnormal Psychology course utilizes interactive content and practice with immediate feedback to maximize student understanding and retention. In addition to learning the content, students have the opportunity to pause and apply their knowledge before participating in dynamic activities and discussions with their peers.

The Instructor resources package is robust and includes easy-to-use, engaging PowerPoints and in-class activity suggestions, with suggested modifications based on the modality of the course.

Designed to Support Equity

Combining the best features across Lumen, Lumen One is the first courseware product built with a focus on equity. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Lumen One was developed to promote equitable outcomes in gateway courses. Lumen One’s unique features are specifically designed to boost participation, engagement, and overall learning to ensure success for all students.


Highlight features of Lumen One:

  • Tools to create and foster connection between faculty and students.
  • A Faculty Engagement center that provides faculty with easy-to-access actionable data to enable timely interventions when students need it the most.
  • Varied, relevant content designed to engage students.
  • Personalized study plans with immediate feedback to reinforce strong study skills.
  • Easy-to-use automated messaging tools to better support students.
  • Supported peer community to provide students with meaningful help from subject matter experts and peers.
  • Embedded resources to support faculty to use effective teaching practices and easily do their best work.


Understanding Abnormal Behavior

  • Defining Psychological Disorders
  • The History of Psychological Disorders
  • Classifying Psychological Disorders
  • Evaluating and Assessing Psychological Disorders

Research and Ethics in Abnormal Psychology

  • Research and the Scientific Method in Abnormal Psychology
  • Descriptive Research
  • Correlational and Experimental Research
  • Ethics in Abnormal Psychology

Etiology and Treatment of Mental Disorders

  • Multidimensional Models of Psychopathology
  • Biological Elements of Psychopathology
  • Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychopathology
  • Behavioral Approaches to Psychopathology
  • Humanistic and Cognitive Approaches to Psychopathology
  • Modalities and Culture

Anxiety Disorders

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder
  • Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Treating Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Stress-Related Disorders

  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Stressor-Related Disorders

Somatic Symptom Disorders and Dissociative Disorders

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders Disorders
  • Treating Dissociative and Somatic Symptom Disorders

Mood Disorders

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Perspectives and Treatments Related to Mood Disorders

Eating, Elimination, and Sleep-Wake Disorders

  • Eating Disorders
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Perspectives and Treatments Related to Eating and Sleep Disorders

Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Alcohol-Related Disorders
  • Stimulant-Related Disorders
  • Opioid and Hallucinogen-Related Disorders
  • Perspectives and Treatments Related to Substance-Related Disorders

Sexual Deviations and Dysfunctions

  • Sex and Gender
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Sexual Deviations


  • Schizophrenic Disorders
  • Symptoms and Management of Schizophreniform Disorders
  • Perspectives and Treatments Related to Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Personality Disorders

  • Cluster A Personality Disorders
  • Cluster B Personality Disorders
  • Cluster C Personality Disorders
  • Perspectives and Treatments Related to Personality Disorders

Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

  • Intellectual Development Disorders
  • Communication and Learning Disorders
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Perspectives and Treatments Related to Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurocognitive Disorders

  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Other Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Perspectives and Treatments Related to Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Other Mental Disorders

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