PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
S2O 2013 IR
Crawford, Perry N.
Senior Professor/Adjunct Faculty
Ph.D., LPC, LADC, NCC
BLDG. 573 3rd Street
By appointment only
18 Mar - 12 May 2013
Tuesdays & Thursdays
1700 - 2000
Abnormal Psychology 8th ed (New York;Worth Publishers)
Author: R. Comer (2013)
Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (New York: Worth Publishers)
Author: Gorenstein, E., Comer, R (2001)
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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.
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GRADING PLAN: GRADING SCALE
Core Assessment 60 pts (20%) 270 - 300……….A
Presentation 100 pts (33%) 240 – 269………B
Quizzes 120 pts (40%) 210 – 239………C
Attendance & participation 20 pts (7%) 180 – 209………D
Total Points 300 pts (100%) 179 & below........F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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