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Abnormal Psychology

by: Glen Hackett

Abnormal Psychology PSY 3230

Glen Hackett
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James Tate

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Date Created: 09/23/15
Psychology 323 Abnormal Psychology Fall 2010 section 7 Instructor Dr Chris Tate Office Jones Hall 219 Phone 898 5452 Email jtatemtsuedu Office Hours TuesThur 1000 to 1100 am and by appointment Meeting Time TR 100 pm to 225 pm Room COE 164 Course Overview The major purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the field of Abnormal Psychology Topics covered include the history of psychopathology etiological factors thought to be involved in psychopathology and the assessment of psychopathology Following this the diagnosis etiology and treatment of various psychological disorders are surveyed Disorders covered include anxiety mood somatoform eatin substance related and psychotic disorders Finally legal and ethical issues are surveyed Text Barlow D H amp Durand V M 2009 Abnormal Psychology An Integrative Approach 6m Ed New York Wadsworth In addition the course syllabus lecture notes handouts and extra credit materials can be found on Desire to Learn D2L It would be to your advantage to make copies of the notes before each lecture and have them in front of you when T lecture Attendance Attendance is mandatory Roll will be called at the beginning of each class If ou enter class late which should never happen it is your responsibility to make me aware of your presence Otherwise you will be counted as absent Two 2 points will be deducted from your point total total of 240 points for each unexcused absence Each unexcused absence will deduct 833 from your final grade Documented excuses must be provided to avoid this penalty Habitual tardiness will not be tolerated please come to class on time Those who are habitually tardy will be counted as absent at my discretion Cell Phones and Text M aging Before class starts turn off or put on vibrate all cell phones and text messaging devices Cell phones ringing and text messaging during class is rude and disruptive Personally I take it as a sign of disrespect If you talk on a cell phone or text message during class you will be counted as absent for that day Tests There will be four tests Tests will amount to 60 points for a total of 240 possible points Questions can consist of combinations of multiple choice fill in the blank matching short answer and essay Tests will cover material from the textbook lectures and films All tests begin at the start of the scheduled class period If you arrive more than 15 minutes late on a test day you will not be allowed to take the test The final which is not comprehensive will be administered on 1215 Thursday from 100 200 meThe final will not be given at any other time Absences on test days will not be excused If you miss a test you will earn a zero on that test Exceptions to any of these policies will be rare and at my discretion That is I reserve the right to use my own judgment in these rare cases Chapters to be covered Test Date Test I 1 2 amp 3 points 60 922 Test II 5 6 amp 7 points 60 1020 Test III 8 10 11 points 60 1117 Test IV 13 amp 16 points 60 1215 100 200 pm Total points from Tests 240 A go 100 B 87 89 B 80 86 c 77 79 c 70 76 D 60 69 E 359 Extra Credit You can earn extra credit in several ways maximum of 6 pointm Eirst psychology department faculty conduct research projects and I may be running some experiments and will announce these in c ass Second you can write a 3 page research journal article review Grading on this paper will be all or nothing Journal articles are on Desire to Learn D2L Instructions are below Journal Article reviews are due and are to be turned in on the last day of class JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS You are to review a psychology journal article The review should not be longer or shorter than 3 double spaced typed pages 5 pages for those taking the course for graduate credit Use 1 inch margins left right top bottom You are to use Courier 12 pt font You are to use sentences and paragraphs outlines are unacceptable The following points should be addressed in your review What was the study s hypothesis That is what was the purpose of the study Participant information number gender reason they were selected Materials used includes machinery questionnaires etc Procedure what exactly did the researchers do and have the participants do Results what did the researchers find Discussion according to the researchers what is the significance of the findings Opinion what is your opinion of the value of the study and the significance of the findings Abnormal Psychology February 182011 Anxiety Fear and Panic Anxiety mood state marked negative affect somatic symptoms of tension apprehensive anticipation of danger worry 4 components a ective somatic cognitive and behavioral Fear immediate alarm reaction mediated by massive autonomic response Nervous System Central NS Peripheral NS Brain Somatic Autonomic Spinal cord Sympathetic Parasympathetic Panic sudden overwhelming terrorfright These three phenomena differ with respect to duration and intensity Panic Attack Sudden intense fear discomfort Several somatic symptoms Heart palpitations Chest pain Shortness of breath Dizziness Situationally Bound Panic only in certain situations predictable Unexpected Unpredictable Situationally Predisposed Panic more likely in some situations but uncertain it will occur in a given instance Panic Attacks can be associated with a number of disorders Panic disorder unexpected Speci c phobia OCD PTSD Social Phobia situationally bound andor predisposed Panic Disorder 4 or more of the following Palpitations pounding heart racing heart Sweating Shortness of breath Feeling of choking Chest pain NauseaAbdominal Distress DizzyUnsteadyLightheadedFaint


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