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MPTUO1a: Introduction to Psychology
Week 14 / Unit 9: Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology. “The characteristic sets of behaviors, cognitions, and emotional patterns that evolve from biological and environmental factors.” [1]


Required Reading


Homework

Abnormal Psychology

Perspectives on abnormal behavior

    • 1.1 Define psychologically abnormal behavior.
    • 1.2 Describe historical and cross-cultural views of abnormality.
    • 1.3 Describe major models of abnormality.
    • 1.4 Discuss how stigma relates to abnormal behavior.
    • 1.5 Discuss the impact of psychological disorders on the individual, family, and society.

Categories of psychological disorders

    • 2.1 Describe the classification of psychological disorders.
    • 2.2 Discuss the challenges associated with a diagnosis.
    • 2.3 Describe symptoms and causes of major categories of psychological disorders (including schizophrenia, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders).
    • 2.4 Evaluate how different factors influence an individual’s experience of psychological disorders.

Major Assignments and Deadlines

  • Participate. Make a minimum of 2 original comments or discussion posts and 2 responses to someone else.
  • Watch the Unit 9 Videos.
  • Study the Unit 7 Slides.
  • Review the Unit 9 Resources.
  • Review the Unit 9 Study Guide.
  • Take Quiz 15: Abnormal Psychology

Sources

  1. Abnormal Psychology. (n.d.) In Wikipedia. Retrieved June 18, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abnormal_psychology
  2. Dewey, Dr. Russell A. (2017). Psychology: An Introduction. Psych Web. https://www.psywww.com/intropsych/
  3. The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.

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