WORLD OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

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WORLD OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Spring 2015
NAME OF COURSE:
COURSE #:
THE WORLD OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY240.910
FACULTY:
OFFICE HOURS:
Sandra K. Arntz, Ph.D.
By appointment
PHONE NUMBER:
(262) 696-8321; (630) 466-7900 ext. 3751
(630) 466-7900 ext. 2402 – Online Learning Office
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
[email protected]
TIMELINE:
Students must complete all course work on or before
May 15, 2015.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course presents the body of scientific knowledge
in the field of abnormal psychology with emphasis on
the theoretical explanations, experimental data,
assessment procedures, treatment modalities and the
prevention of abnormal behavior.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of the course the student should be
able to:
1. Discuss the major theoretical explanations of
abnormal behavior.
2. Assess a particular behavioral problem from a
specific theoretical perspective.
3. Utilize the DSM-5 manual for diagnosing problems.
TEXTBOOKS &
MATERIALS:
Abnormal Psychology, 6th edition.
Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (2014). McGraw-Hill.
You will need the SmartBook Access Card for
Abnormal Psychology, 6th ed., Nolen-Hoeksema,
2014 ISBN: 13-9781259244490 to access the
textbook’s Online Learning Center.
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GRADING POLICY:
Each of the four (4) tests will be graded based upon
the following scores:
90 – 100%
80 – 89%
70 – 79%
60 – 69%
59% and below
A
B
C
D
F
The final grade will be based on an average of the
four (4) test scores.
SEQUENCE:
Read each text chapter, and if available, view the
accompanying video clip that can be accessed by using the
SmartBook Access card. Also, for each chapter, it is
recommended that you complete all available learning
components (i.e., quizzes, etc.) to help prepare for each test.
TESTS:
Four (4) tests with fifty (50) multiple choice questions each
will be given (100 points per test). Again, prepare for the
tests by reviewing the material associated with each chapter
available through the text’s SmartBook online website. The
exams must be taken at Waubonsee’s Center for
Learning Assessment at the Sugar Grove campus, the
Aurora campus or the Plano campus. It is your choice. A
photo ID is required to take a test. Be prepared to leave
your textbooks, notes, handbags, etc. with the assessment
staff outside the testing room while taking the exam.
Tests are taken on a computer. You will be informed of your
score immediately after taking the test. You will have the
option of retaking the first test only if you feel unsatisfied with
your performance. If you choose to retake the first test, you
must do so within two weeks. The higher of the two scores
will be used in calculating your final grade.
Please note that you will not be allowed to take a test
prior to the beginning of the semester (January 20,
2015).
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HOW TO SUCCEED:
TEST #1
Looking at Abnormality
Theories and Treatment of Abnormality
Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality
The Research Endeavor
CHAPTER
1
2
3
4
TEST #2
Trauma, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive,
and Related Disorders
Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders
Mood Disorders and Suicide
Schizophrenia Spectrum and
Other Psychotic Disorders
5
6
7
8
TEST #3
Personality Disorders
Neurodevelopmental & Neurocognitive Disorders
Disruptive, Impulse Control, & Conduct Disorders
Eating Disorders
9
10
11
12
TEST #4
Sexual Disorders
Substance Use and Gambling Disorders
Health Psychology
Mental Health and the Law
13
14
15
16
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