PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
S2AA 2006 LC
Enloe, Joseph Mark
BSOE in Occupational EducationM.S. in School PsychologyLicensed Specialist in School Psychology
15 minutes prior to class.
13 Mar thru 7 May 2006
4:45 - 7:25 PM
Textbook: Abnormal Psychology, 5th ed., Comer
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: The Internet
Course Description: An introduction and investigation of the causes, development, symptomatology and treatment of abnormal behavior. Primary focus is an eclectic view of persons and their adaptation of their environment. Pre-requisite: PS101. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, special projects, case studies and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in critical thinking situations to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Possible maximum score/points:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements.
100-92 A (4.0 honor points) Lit Review (20 points) 20%
91-82 B (3.0 honorpoints) Midterm Examination 30%
81-72 C (2.0 honor points) Final Examination 30%
71-62 D (1.0 honor point) Case Studies 10%Below 62 F (no honor points)
There is no rounding up of your grade; you get what you earn!
Late Submission of Course Materials: Make-up and/or late submission of exams and assignments must be coordinated with the instructor. Make-ups for full credit are given for excused absences only. Make-ups for unexcused absences will result in the loss of one letter grade from your score. All make-ups must be done the following date after your absence.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Regular attendance with on time arrival. Courtesy to listen to and respect others points of view. Demonstrate a desire to take an active part in the learning process by coming to class prepared to discuss material, ask questions, and share insights with the class. Students are expected to complete all assignments by the due dates and appear for scheduled examinations. It is the student's responsibility to inquire when something is unclear in the texts or lectures. Do Not expect the instructor to present all the assigned reading in class. Reading is the student's responsibility: The instructor's responsibility is to clarify, emphasize, give examples, put the topics into context, lead class discussions, and bring in additional related material to support and supplement the assigned reading. Tests may include questions over material from the assigned reading that was not covered in class. A student who does not read and study the assigned readings will not be able to get a good grade in this class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Date Topics/Chapter Assignments
March 14 Introduction
March 16 Chapter 1 & Chapter 2
March 21 Chapter 3
March 23 Chapter 4
March 28 Chapter 5 & Chapter 6
March 30 Chapter 7
April 4 Chapter 8 & Chapter 9 s); Case Studies
April 6 TEST ONE (Mid-Term) over chapters 1-9
April 11 Chapter 10 & Review of Mid-Term
April 13 Chapter 11; Case Studies
April 18 Chapter 12 & Chapter 13; Case Studies
April 20 Chapter 14 & Chapter 15; Case Studies
April 25 Chapter 16; Case Studies
April 27 Chapter 17; Case Studies
May 2 Chapter 18; Literature Review Due
May 4 FINAL EXAM over Chapters 10-18
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .