PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
F1L 2006 WT
Whiteman Air Force Base Education Building
21 August - 15 October, 2006
7:40 - 10:20 PM
Textbook: Martin E. P. Seligman, Elaine F. Walker, David L. Rosenhan. Abnormal Psychology. Fourth Edition. W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. ISBN 0-393-97417-0.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Periodicals, newspapers, videos, magazines, etc. that Relate to abnormal behavior and other issues pertinent to the subject may be brought to class. Searches on the internet will be the most beneficial for supplemental materials and is strongly encouraged.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of the enteractiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, 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
The final grade for the course will come from the two scheduled examinations, any quizzes given during the course, the research paper and participation in class.
Exam One 30% of grade
Exam Two 30% of grade
Research Paper 30% of grade
Class Part. 10% of grade
The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:
F Below 60% of more than 2 unexcused absences
There will be no curve used in the grading nor will extra work be accepted for credit except to make up course work missed due to an excused absence. Students are expected to consult with the instructor before undertaking any work for extra credit.
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments are due on the date announced. As assignment will be devalued one letter grade per class period that it is late unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend class every night and strictly follow the rules established by Park University and the Base Education Office.
Aug 22 Introduction to course-Chapter 1, pp. 2-29, Abnormality: Past and Present
Aug 24 Chapter 2, pp. 30-85, Assessment, Diagnosis and Research Methods
Aug 29 Chapter 3, pp. 86-121, Psychological Approaches
Aug 31 Chapter 4, pp. 122-161, Biological Approach and Neuroscience
Sep 5 Chapter 5, pp. 162-219, Anxiety Disorders
Sep 7 Chapter 6, pp. 220-247, Somataform and Dissociative Disorders
Sep 12 Chapter 7, pp. 248-299, Mood Disorders
Sep 14 Mid-Term Exam
Sep 19 Chapter 8, pp. 300-369, Early Onset Disorders
Sep 21 Chapter 9, pp. 370-413, Personality Disorders
Sep 26 Chapter 10, pp. 414-467 Schizophrenias
Sep 28 Chapter 11, pp. 468-499, Late Onset Disorders
Oct 3 Chapter 12, pp. 500-533, Psychological Factors and Physical Disorders
Oct 5 Guest Speaker-Dr. Julie McMurphy (PAPER DUE)
Oct 10 Chapter 14, pp. 574-637, Substance Use Disorders
Oct 12 Final Exam
A research paper is part of this course. It is to be on one of the abnormal behaviors studied during this course. Full details will be provided on the first night of class.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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. 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 .
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