PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
S2H 2011 BU
Blaydes, Kathy J.
Senior Adjunct Professor
Ed. D. in Counseling Psychology; LPC.
Joint Education Center, Bldg. 596, Room 212, MCAS Beaufort, SC 29904
Spring II 2011--21 March-15 May
7:35 - 10:05 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: This facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness bases on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: The class assessment will include examinations, quizzes, class discussion, core assessment, and other papers.
Late Submission of Course Materials: All course work is due as listed on the course syllabus. Any late submissions will be marked down one letter grade per class meeting until the assignment is received. If you know that you will miss a class or turn in an assignment late, please let the instructor know as soon as possible.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please show up to class on time and remain for the entire class. Turn off all cell phones and electronic devices so that we can have your undivided attention. Make sure that you have come to class prepared, having read all material and ready to discuss the information. We will sometimes have strong and differing viewpoints, so please treat all classmates with respect. All discussion does not constitute appropriate classroom participation. Please make sure that you remain on topic, illustrate your point with an appropriate personal or professional experience, or express an alternative viewpoint. I look forward to having some lively and interesting discussions.
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Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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