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PSY501B Foundations in Counseling II

Lead Faculty: Dr Valerie L. Alexander

Course Description

A study of the essential principles and theories in psychology. Topics include an overview of biological psychology, personality theory, and abnormal psychology. Grading is S/U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the structural and functional organization of the nervous system, and biological factors that contribute to mental disorders.
  • Analyze ethical issues involving biological psychology.
  • Describe key theoretical perspectives in personality theory.
  • Describe key concepts in abnormal psychology and behavior.
  • Analyze emotions, cognitions, and behavior within the context of sociocultural definitions of normalcy.