Abnormal Psychology

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Abnormal Psychology

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PS101, PS102, PS104, PS105, PS201, PS202, PS203, PS204, PS205, PS206.

    Co-Requisites: PS301, PS303, PS304, PS397, PS315, PS316.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module Objective: To consider various approaches to abnormal behaviour and the models, epidemiology and classification of psychopathology. To examine a range of psychological conditions and to introduce concepts involved in the treatment of psychological disorders.
    Module Content:
    The concept of abnormality in psychology. Defining and understanding abnormal behaviour. The classification of psychological disorders in adults including psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders. Prevention, diagnoses, treatment and related issues in dealing with abnormal behaviour.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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