PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
S2B 2010 BL
B.S. Social PsychologyM.A. Mental Health CounselingPhDc Clinical Psychology Specialization in Neuroscience
22Mar2010 - 16May2010
5:00 - 10:00 PM
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Additional Resources: DSM-IV-ITR Diagnostic Statistical Manual (th ed.) American Psychological Association
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Educational Philosophy: Learning is a process and an interaction between the student, the teacher and wealth of information. Student and teacher are interchangeable as we can all learn from one another. The true scholar-practitioner can take the knowledge he or she possesses and bring it to life in the classroom to inspire, encourage and assist the student in expanding their knowledge and convictions. As an educator and scholar-practitioner, my goal and commitment to my students is to reintroduce the excitement of the field of Psychology and feed the motivation of the student. As a student, learning is a journey but is far more easily acquired when the enthusiasm, dedication and commitment are there.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Areas of Focus
All Areas of Focus need to be supported with empirical research.
Describe the disorder you are researching.
2. DSM-IV APPLICATION
List the diagnostic criteria for the disorder. Discuss the ethical and responsible use of the DSM-IV in general and with this particular disorder. Cultural influences need to be included in discussion.
3. 4 Ds—DISTRESS, DEVIANCE, DYSFUNCTION AND DANGER
Describe the disorder according to the level of Distress, Deviance, Dysfunction and Danger for a person diagnosed with this disorder.
4. MODELS OF ABNORMALITY THAT EXPLAIN THE ETIOLOGY
Identify at least 2 theoretical models of abnormality that provide an understanding of the etiology for the disorder. Based on the research, discuss which model best explains the etiology.
Identify at least 2 treatments that are currently being used to treat this disorder. Based on the research discuss which treatment is the most effective.
6. HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS
Discuss what have been the historical influences and changes for this disorder in the last 100 years. Describe the cultural influences for the disorder and discuss the occurrence of this disorder in other cultures.
Discuss the prognosis for a person with this disorder.
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Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments are due on due date. There will be no late assignments accepted without prior notification or arrangements. If you anticipate not being present when an assignment is due, please speak with me and we can make arrangements. All assignments are presented in a timely manner in this syllabus so please plan accordingly to your schedule. Late submission of weekly discussion questions will result in a 5 point reduction if turned in by the end of the week and 10 points if turned in the following week and will not be accepted past one week late. Due to the number of sessions per term, if you are absent more than once, you may get credit for absences if you provide a summary of the chapters covered that class period in addition to weekly assignments, but not without prior consent from the instructor. Midterm is a class presentation and discussion and accommodations into next scheduled class time will result in 20 point reduction. Research paper MUST be turned in at beginning of class, on the 7th week: No exceptions will be made! Final exam is administered and entire class time will be allotted so please be on time or you may not have adequate time to complete it. You will not be administered the test if you show one hour or longer after the exam has begun.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Additional Information:Incompletes "I" will only be awarded if all course work has been completed satisfactorily up to point of request and all supporting documentation is submitted.
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