Abnormal Psychology

This comprehensive, ready-to-adopt Abnormal Psychology course provides thorough coverage of all topics from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), including a discussion of all major mental disorders, etiology, epidemiology, and treatments. The course includes frequent examples, case studies, videos, and practice opportunities to foster application and critical thinking.

  • Module 1: Understanding Abnormal Behavior
  • Module 2: Research and Ethics in Abnormal Psychology
  • Module 3: Psychological Approaches and Treatment of Abnormal Behavior
  • Module 4: Anxiety Disorders
  • Module 5: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Stressor Related Disorders
  • Module 6: Somatic Symptom Disorders and Dissociative Disorders
  • Module 7: Mood Disorders
  • Module 8: Eating and Sleep Disorders
  • Module 9: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Module 10: Sexual Deviations and Dysfunctions
  • Module 11: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Module 12: Personality Disorders
  • Module 13: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Module 14: Neurocognitive Disorders

Abnormal Psychology is available as a Waymaker course or as a Candela course.

  • Waymaker: User-friendly digital courseware with data-driven learning design, personalization, and messaging tools that can increase student engagement, persistence, and passing rates.
  • Candela: Lumen Learning’s Candela courses provide curated and outcome-aligned open educational resources (OER) in a convenient e-book format.

This course is available at no cost to SUNY students.

Developed By

The course is developed with the help of a dedicated team of psychologists and practitioners, including materials from OpenStax and Noba.

Contributors include:

  • Amber Gilewski, Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Anton Tolman, Utah Valley University
  • Robert Hoople, SUNY Oneonta
  • Christina Hicks, MS, CRC
  • Sonja Ann Miller, Hudson Valley Community College
  • Margaret Krone, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Julie Manley, Coppin State University
  • Wallis Back, Glendale Career College
  • Julie Lazzara, Paradise Valley Community College

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