PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
FA 2012 HO
McGraw, Gwynne Rockwell
B.S. Social Psychology Park UniversityM.A. Counseling Psychology University of Saint Mary
August 20, 2012 - December 14, 2012
3:00 - 4:15 PM
Author: Comer, Ronald J.
Edition 8TH / Copyright 2013
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Inc.
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Additional Resources: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
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A variety of educational techniques will be utilized throughout this course. This will include lectures, readings, exams, written assignments, as well as classroom activities and discussions.
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:
Assessment of learning will be evaluated through 4 exams, a presentation, classroom, particiation, and the core assessment project.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students are responsible for observing and meeting all assignment deadlines. Late materials will be automatically reduced one letter grade. For each additional day the assignment is late an additional 10% will be deducted; after the 4th day the assignment will no longer be accepted. In the event of an absence on a test day, the student must contact the instructor prior to class and schedule a time to make up the exam.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This course will be conducted under the policies and guidelines as outlined in the current "Park University Undergraduate Catalog".
As a courtesy to everyone, cell phone use is prohibited during class. In the event you receive a call or text to which you must respond, please step into the hallway to take the call or respond to the text.
During this course we will discuss a variety of topics that may be sensitive issues for some class members. Students are expected to be respectful of the opinions of others throughout the course.
Introductions, Syllabus review, begin chapter 1
Question for discussion regarding chapter 1
Question for discussion regarding chapter 2
Question for discussion regarding chapter 3
Question for discussion regarding chapter 4
Question for discussion regarding chapter 5
Question for discussion regarding chapter 6
Question for discussion regarding chapter 7
Question for discussion regarding chapter 8
Question for discussion regarding chapter 9
Review of APA formatting/submit references and outline for core assessment
Question for discussion regarding chapter 10
Question for discussion regarding chapter 11
Question for discussion regarding chapter 12
Question for discussion regarding chapter 13
Question for discussion regarding chapter 14
Question for discussion regarding chapter 15
Question for discussion regarding chapter 16
Question for discussion regarding chapter 17
Question for discussion regarding chapter 18
Question for discussion regarding chapter 19
Presentations/Core Assessment Due
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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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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