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PSYC 333T Victimization Theory Seminar

This seminar discusses students' experiences working with victims, connecting theory to those experiences. Students learn the theory surrounding post-traumatic stress disorder, applying it to different victim scenarios. Students also study secondary victimization--for example, a rape victim's husband--and they learn the different ways human service professionals become secondary victims. Prerequisite: Obtain and complete diagnostic test/or essay from the Teaching Center. Overlap: PSYC 333 Psychology of Victims.

Special information

Overlap: PSYC 333 Psychology of Victims.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Learn a biopsychosocial view of victimization.
  • To understand secondary victimization including human service professionals as victims and gender roles in victimization.
  • Understand the changes in the assumptive world of the victim.
  • Understand the psychosocial dynamics of victimization.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.