PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
S1R 2012 SC
Bergo, Kenneth M.
Senior Instructor Social Psychology/ Adjunct Faculty
MA Psychology, Webster UniversityLicensed Professional Counselor, State of MissouriNational Board Certified Counselor
Scott AFB, IL
Jan 16 - Mar 10, 2012
8:00 - 1:00 PM
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This instructor’s educational philosophy in one of interactiveness and practical application based on the lectures, reading assignments, discussion, quizzes, projects, writing assignments, and videos. The instructor looks forward to meeting and getting to know each of you personally. Students are encouraged to engage in lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions presented by this course. Please hare your experiences and viewpoints with the class. We learn best from each other.
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:
There will be two examinations worth 100 points each, 6 quizzes worth 10 points each, two one-page papers worth 20 points, and a core assessment/term paper worth 150 points. The papers will be described in detail during the first class session.
2 one page papers
1 Core assessment/term paper
90 – 100
80 -- 89
70 – 79
270 - 314
60 – 69
269 or fewer
59 or less
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work submitted after the due date will be subject to penalties. It is submitted one week late, there will be a 10% reduction. Works submitted more than eight days late will receive a 50% reduction. EXCEPTION: If the student has a legitimate absence, i.e., TDY, ill, or has duty during the class period the reductions will be suspended.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be prepared to discuss the assignments during the appropriate class period.
The instructor follows the rules of academic freedom. Academic freedom means that anyone in the classroom may attack the ideas or logic of anyone in the classroom with logical arguments only. Verbal or physical abuse of anyone in the classroom will not be tolerated.
The rules of confidentiality will apply. At times someone in the classroom will present personal information about themselves or family members as part of the discussion. This information must remain in the classroom. Do not discuss any personal information so presented outside of the classroom, even if you are only discussing it with other class members.
Chapters 1,2,3, Quiz 1 and One page paper due
Chapters 8, and Quiz 3
Mid-term exam, Chapters 10, 11, & 12
Chapters 13, 14 & Quiz 4
Chapters 15, 16, Quiz 5, & Oral Presentations
Chapters 17, 18, Core Assessment Due, and Quiz 6
Chapter 19, Oral Presentations, and Final Exam
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