PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
S2R 2006 SC
Bergo, Kenneth M.
Instructor/ Adjunct Faculty
MA, Counseling PsychologyLPC, Missouri
March 13 through May 7, 2006
7:45 - 10:15 PM
Textbook: Abnormal Psychology; Seligman,Walker, and Rkoenhan, 4th ed, 2001, WW Norton and Co, Inc, New York ISBN 039394459 with CD ROM.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Suggested: study Guide by Kieran Sullivan (Santa Clara University)
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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzed, dialogues, examinations, internet, viedos, web sites, and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: The student will be evaluated by the use of chapter quizes, two examinations, three writting assignments(will be explained during the first class period), and class participation.
Grading: Mid-term examination 100 points
Final examination 100 points
Term paper 100 points
Chapter quizes 10 points each 160 points
Two short papers 10 points each 20 points
Class participation 20 points
Total 500 points possible
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course materials will receive a deduction of one letter grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: An atmosphere of academic freedom will be maintained to all individuals to attack statements raised by instructor or other students but not to attack the person raising these issues. Confidentiality of the student will be respected and maintained. Personal information raised in the classroom will remain in the classroom and not discussed elsewhere with anyone including the instructor and other students.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: March 14 Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
16 Chapter 3, First paper due
21 Chapter 4
23 Chapter 5
28 Chapter 6
30 Chapter 7 and Review
April 4 Mid-Term Examination
6 Chapter 8
11 Chapter 9
13 Chapter 10
18 Chapter 11
20 Chapter 12
25 Chapter 13 & Term Paper due
27 Chapter 14
May 2 Chapter 15 & 16 and Review
4 Final Exam and Third Paper due
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 .