Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

PSY 223 - Human Exceptionality and Its Assessment

PSY 223 is a survey of human exceptionality:  attention will be focused on the problems, etiologies (causes), and expectancies of exceptional people in their communities, at school, and at home.  Topics include persons with learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders, emotional disabilities, mental retardation, autism, and people who are gifted, talented, and creative.  Special consideration is given to intelligence testing and the placement of atypical learners in special education and inclusive school settings.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  PSY 110 General Psychology, ENG 110 College Writing I

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the facts, concepts, and theories associated with atypical development.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method in the study of behavior and the research methods used to gain knowledge about atypical development.
  3. Critically evaluate research about human exceptionalities.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the etiologies associated with different exceptionalities.
  5. Appreciate the various needs of individuals with exceptionalities throughout their lifespan.
  6. Become familiar with local, state, and federal resources for parents, educators, and other professionals interested in the field of human exceptionality.
  7. Identify and appreciate social and ethical issues associated with working with exceptional individuals.
  8. Apply course concepts in personal, educational and professional settings dealing with exceptional individuals.