PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
S1B 2012 BL
Martinez, Beatriz E.
Park University, Fort Bliss, Texas
by appointment only
January 21, 2012 to March 10, 2012
8:00 - 1:00 PM
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is to create a interactiveness based on lectures, reading, examinations and observations in which the theories learned are applied. The knowledge and proficiency by the students will prove evident by their success on examination, and class assignments. Each student will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize presented information.
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:
Midterm Exam 300 pts.
Final Exam 300 pts.
Research Paper 150 pts.
Observation/Presentation 100 pts.
Percentage Points Grade
90%-100% 900-1000 pts. A
80%-89.9% 800-899 pts. B
70% - 79.9% 700-799 pts. C
60%- 69.9% 600-699 pts. D
59.9% and less 599 less pts. F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course material:
Student is responsible for reading all course material before attending class.
Student is responsible for buying the course book.
Each week’s work must be completed by the end of the week.
No credit will be received for work turned in after the week it was due, unless you have contacted me before the due date and explained of any special circumstances. I will then decide whether the “special” circumstances are sufficient for late work.
Late work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern.
There is no extra credit in this class it is important to complete the work during the time frame expected.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students must be respectful of other's opinions during class at all time.
Laptop computers are welcomed in the classroom if they are used for note taking or presentations.
No emails, game playing or non PS401 Abnormal Psychology activities on the laptop will be tolerated during the scheduled class time.
Student is allowed to bring bottle water to the classroom
Students who leave after the break without notifying the instructor will be reported as an unexcused absence.
It is the student's responsibility to notify instructor when not reporting to class due to illness or other unavoidable reasons.
If a student misses three class sessions they will lose a letter grade. More than six class sessions missed will result in a failure of the course.
Two unexcused absences will be reported to the Center Administrator office.
It is the student's responsibility to read the chapters and buy the book for the course.
Week 1: Class introduction, review of syllabus, read chapter 1-2
Week 1: Class introduction, Read Chapter 3-4 Quizzes #1 (1-4)
Week 2: Class Introduction, class discussion, Read chapter 5-6
Week 2: Class Introduction, class discussion, read chapter7, quiz #2 (5-7)
Week 3: Class lecture, class discussion, Reach Chapter 8-9,
Week 3: Class lecture, class discussion, read chapter 10, quiz#3 (8-10)
Week 4: Class lecture, class discussion, read chapter 11-13, review midterm,
Week 4: Class lecture, class discussion, midterm
Week 5: Class lecture, class discussion, read chapter 14-15
Week 5: Class lecture, class discussion, read chapter 16, Quiz #4 (17-19)
Week 6: Class lectures, class discussion, read chapter 17-18
Week 6: Class lectures, class discussion, read chapter 19 Quiz #5 (17-19)
Week 7: Class lectures, class discussion, read chapter 20-22 Presentation due
Week 7: Submit Research Paper/Review for Final
Week 8: Class lectures, class discussion, read chapter 23-25
Week 8: Final
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