PY 208-01_spring 2008_morgen

PY 208-01_spring 2008_morgen - 1 PY 208-01: Abnormal...

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PY 208-01: Abnormal Psychology (3 credits) INSTRUCTOR: Keith Morgen, Ph.D. OFFICE: Edison 130A PHONE: 732-571-4446 EMAIL: kmorgen@monmouth.edu CLASS WEBPAGE: https://ecampus.monmouth.edu/login.html   OFFICE HOURS:  Monday 1:00pm to 2:30pm Tuesday 11:30am to 12:30pm Wednesday 9:30am to 11:00am Or by appointment CATALOG  DESCRIPTION:   The principal forms of psychopathology, including symptoms, etiology, and therapeutic recommendations: borderline adjustment, neurosis, psychosis, and character disorders.  Prerequisite: PY 103 (Introduction to Psychology). COURSE OBJECTIVES:  This course is intended to help students: 1. Become knowledgeable about psychopathology definitions. 2. Become knowledgeable about the history of mental illness in the United States of America. 3. Become knowledgeable about multicultural issues as they pertain to psychopathology and definitions of  abnormal behavior. 4. Become knowledgeable about the DSM-IV-TR, its nomenclature, and the five Axes on which a diagnosis  is rendered. 5. Become familiar with assessment of abnormal behavior (e.g., psychological tests and measures). 6. Become familiar with a variety of clinical disorders. 7. Become familiar with the basic symptoms that accompany various clinical disorders as well as the etiology  and treatment of the disorders. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Understanding Abnormal Behavior  (8 th  ed.). NY: Houghton Mifflin. REQUIRED ARTICLES AVAILABLE ON eCAMPUS COURSE REQUIREMENTS  ( For all written assignments you are to submit it to the course website’s electronic  “dropbox” ). ATTENDANCE.   I will take attendance at the start of each class.  Please be on time.  If you enter after I have read  your name for attendance you will be considered late.  If you are late/absent (without a valid excuse) 3 times or   more throughout the semester I will deduct 10 points off your final course grade.   In addition, please read all  assigned chapters PRIOR to class and complete all assignments on the specified due dates.  Unless cleared by me in  advance (for a valid reason) I will NOT accept late assignments.  This means late assignments will be assigned a  grade of zero. 1
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EXAMS.   There will be two exams (midterm and final) that will consist of multiple choice and brief  essay  questions.  You will be responsible for all material reviewed in class and assigned in the readings.  All exams are  closed notes and books.  You must work alone on all exams.  Final exam  ONLY  covers the material post midterm. MISSED EXAMS.
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