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Course SummaryEnsure you're ready for the TECEP Abnormal Psychology exam by working through the study resources in this helpful online course. You'll be able to boost your knowledge of important abnormal psychology concepts to achieve your goal of passing the exam and earning semester credits.
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About This Course
Get the comprehensive overview of abnormal psychology you need to pass the TECEP Abnormal Psychology exam. This entertaining course ensures you understand the basics of abnormal psychology along with causal factors and ethical issues. Lessons also examine various types of disorders, including those associated with mood, personality, eating, substance abuse and sexual dysfunction. Mental health treatments and clinical assessments are also explored.
In addition to lessons, this self-paced course offers multiple-choice quizzes and practice exams to gauge your comprehension of abnormal psychology. If you have questions about topics covered in the lessons, don't hesitate to send them to our experts. All resources are accessible around-the-clock via any computer, smartphone or tablet. In as little as just under two weeks, you can be prepared to pass the TECEP exam and earning 3 semester credits!
Syllabus & Course Information
This TECEP Abnormal Psychology course ensures you have a comprehensive understanding of the following objectives. Use the lesson quizzes, chapter exams and final exam in this course to feel confident that you are prepared to answer questions on the TECEP exam.
- Analyze historical and contemporary views, causal factors, clinical assessment, and diagnosis in abnormal psychology
- Evaluate mental and physical health, reactions to stress and prevention, and treatment methods
- Assess panic, anxiety, somatoform, dissociative and eating disorders
- Survey and discuss alcohol and drug abuse and dependence
- Explain cluster A, B and C personality disorders, sexual issues and the use of the DSM
- Summarize mood disorders, affect disorders, suicide and psychotic disorders
- Illustrate neurocognitive disorders, including delirium, dementia, head injuries and cognitive deficits
- Break down child and adolescent development and system disorders, learning disabilities and maladaptive behaviors
- Outline types of therapy as well as legal and ethical challenges in abnormal psychology
This course has no prerequisites. However, some students choose to complete Psychology 101: Intro to Pscyhology prior to Abnormal Psychology.
In this course are 112 video and text lessons divided into 17 chapters. Videos average about 8 minutes in length and the text lessons are also brief, enabling you to fit your review of abnormal psychology into even the busiest schedule. With the lessons are multiple-choice quizzes designed to test your knowledge of the concepts you review. Chapter exams and a course exam are also available to reinforce lesson concepts. Feel free to access the lessons, quizzes and exams in any sequence and as often as needed to ensure you fully understand abnormal psychology.
TECEP Abnormal Psychology Exam Information
The TECEP Abnormal Psychology exam, offered by Thomas Edison State University (TESU), enables you to earn 3 college credits for abnormal psychology without taking a traditional one-semester course. This exam is available to TESU students and non-matriculated students. Once you've passed the exam, you can apply the credits earned toward a degree requirement at TESU or another approved school.
- Number of Questions: 100 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $114 for TESU students and $156 for non-matriculated students
TECEP Abnormal Psychology Exam Breakdown
|TECEP Exam Concept||Percent of the TECEP Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Historical/contemporary views; causal factors; clinical assessment and diagnosis||25%||25 questions||23 lessons|
|Stress and physical/mental health||5%||5 questions||7 lessons|
|Panic/anxiety disorders; somatoform/dissociative disorders; eating disorders||15%||15 questions||19 lessons|
|Substance abuse disorders||10%||10 questions||7 lessons|
|Personality disorders; sexual issues||10%||10 questions||9 lessons|
|Mood disorders; psychotic disorders||15%||15 questions||15 lessons|
|Neurocognitive disorders||5%||5 questions||6 lessons|
|Childhood/adolescent disorders||5%||5 questions||9 lessons|
|Therapy; contemporary/legal issues||10%||10 questions||17 lessons|
Earn TECEP Credit
The Thomas Edison Credit by Exam Program (TECEP) is fantastic for individuals interested in earning college credits without taking semester-long courses. By passing the TECEP Abnormal Psychology exam, you can earn 3 semester credits that could help you graduate early or advance in your career. You don't need to visit a traditional classroom to take the TECEP Abnormal Psychology exam. Simply use this course to learn all about this subject area!
Study Schedule for the TECEP Abnormal Psychology Exam
As you prepare to review this course, it's good to set aside about 15 hours of instruction time. To help you organize those hours, use the study schedules below. Determine the number of weeks and hours per week you can review this course based on your personal schedule. This will help you determine when you're ready to register for the exam with TESU.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||Just over 1.5 weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||2.5 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||5 weeks|
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