PSY 170 - Abnormal Psychology (Online)

Research and theory involving the causes and treatment of psychological disorders.


Chapter Topics in the Course

  1. Abnormal Psychology and Life
  2. Perspectives on Abnormal Psychology
  3. Risk and Prevention of Mental Disorders
  4. Diagnosis, Assessment, and the Study of Mental Disorders
  5. Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Trauma-Related Disorders
  6. Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders
  7. Depressive and Bipolar Disorders and Suicide
  8. Eating Disorders
  9. Substance-Related Disorders
10. Personality Disorders
11. Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphillic Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria
12. Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders
13. Developmental and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
14. Neurocognitive Disorders
15. Consumer Guide for Abnormal Psychology


Course Materials                      Textbook Cover Photo


Required: MindTap Enhanced for Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach, 3rd Edition by Kearney and Trull, Cengage, 2019. MindTap is integrated into Canvas and includes an online digital textbook with supplemental materials for this class.


Purchase Options (choose only one of these three):

  1. Purchase a MindTap Enhanced access code via an online popup within Canvas once the course begins. This will include everything you need for the course including the online digital textbook. [Least expensive and easist option for most students.]
  2. Subscribe to Cengage Unlimited. This option allows access to all Cengage materials used in any of your classes including MindTap. Includes a print text rental option. [Can save substantial amounts of money if your other courses, in any area, use Cengage products.]
  3. Purchase a text bundle (MindTap access code with a loose-leaf printed version of the text) from the Cuyamaca College Bookstore or College Bookstore App. Pickup or delivery. [For those who like to also have a printed, hard copy version of the text.]

See Getting Started for more information on the class. Also see Online Learning to decide whether an online class is the best choice for you.