PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
F2SS 2012 RA
Schwartz, Kenneth L.
B.S. PsychologyM.A. Counseling PsychologyLicensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas
Randolph AFB, TX
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22 October - 16 Dec 2012
4:55 - 7:35 PM
Textbook: Required: Comer (2013). Abnormal Psychology, 8th Ed, NY: Worth Publishers (ISBN: 978-14641-4581-0)
Optional: Gorenstein & Comer (2002). Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology, NY: Worth Publishers (ISBN: 978-0-7167-38541)
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Educational Philosophy: My education philosophy is based on the use of reading, lectures, discussion and exchange of ideas, review of current research, papers, presentations, and examinations to facilitate understanding of course core objectives.
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.
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