PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
U1B 2011 BL
Assistant Academic Director/ Adjunct Faculty
B.S. Social PsychologyM.A. Mental Health CounselingLMHC, LPC-Intern, PhD candidate Health Psychology
By appointment only
30 minutes prior to class or 30 minutes after class
05/30/2011 - 07/24/2011
7:40 p.m. - 10:10 p.m.
Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7th Edition, 2010, Worth. ISBN- 978-1-4292-3920-2
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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:
Weekly discussion questions - Presented in a threaded discussion for: Week 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. Students are to post an original response to the post and respond to at least two of their peers (total of 3 responses). Due by Sunday at midnight. 40 points each, please adhere to late submissions for point deduction.
Midterm - 160 points
Quizzes - week 1: 25 pts. 5 questions, week 2: 25 pts. 5 questions, week 5: 25 pts. 5 questions and week 6: 25 pts. 5 questions
Research paper - 300 points - divided into four components: Week 2/ Day 2: Outline of topic with title 40 pts., Week 5/ Day 2: Bibliography 40 pts., week 6/ Day 2: abstract 40 pts. and week 7/ Week 2: final paper 180 pts.
Final exam - 100 points = 25, 4 pt. questions
Attendance/ participation - 100 points, 12.5 max points per class - I AM NOT GRADING YOU FOR ATTENDANCE; HOWEVER, I CANNOT GIVE YOU PARTICIPATION POINTS FOR DISCUSSION IF YOU ARE NOT IN CLASS.
900 - 1000 = A
800 - 900 = B
700 - 800 = C
600 - 700 = D
599 - below = F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I anticipate that the class is comprised of working professionals and/or dedicated adult students that want to learn; therefore, I will treat you with nothing less than the respect you present to me, your fellow classmates and future colleagues. These are the basic rules of conduct that I will uphold and will expect nothing less from students who will someday be my colleagues!
1. Please be on time and if circumstances arise that prohibit you from doing so, please do not disturb the lecture or class upon your arrival. This includes entering and exiting class to attend to any personal matters, i.e. restroom, etc.
2. Please turn off your cell phone or at least put it on vibrate. I understand that many of you may need to answer a call so please exit class before answering and take care of any business you need to outside of class. This also includes side talk.
3. If you need to leave class early for any reason and it is during lecture, please wait for break or please write down your reason and leave any assignment, if due, on my desk and attend to your emergency Please keep in mind that staying half of class results in deduction of points. All situations will be treated on a case by case basis.
4. I advise you to meet with me on any clarifications of assignments before they are due! I want you to perform your best and enjoy this learning process but I cannot assist you the day the assignment is due!
5. I will recommend that you also submit any major assignments, i.e. research paper and refer to online classroom if you miss class, for your protection; however, all weekly assignments are due online. I will require a physical copy of your research paper aside from the one submitted online.
6. Relax! This class is only as difficult or stressful as you make it!
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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 .
Additional Information:There will be other readings assigned during the semester to assist the student in understanding course material.
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