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.

  • Waymaker: User-friendly digital courseware with data-driven learning design, personalization, and messaging tools that can increase student engagement, persistence, and passing rates.

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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