hints1__edition7 - * 7th Edition PSC 168 o f Ron Comers...

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******* 7 Edition of Ron Comer’s Abnormal Psychology” ******* th PSC 168 Hints for Midterm I (Dr. Schepeler) General Hints (for all three exams): There will be 60 multiple choice questions per exam, with five options (a, b, c, d, e). Please bring a blue UCD 2000 scantron and a #2 pencil to the exams. Exams will contain questions from lecture and the book, including some questions about book material that was not discussed in class. Read over everything in the assigned chapters, including boxes unless this study guide tells you otherwise. You DON’T need to “memorize” the orange sections with heading “Between the Lines.” “ HOWEVER , make sure you carefully read the “Putting it Together” and “Summing Up” sections at the end of each chapter. Also, read and think about the “Critical Thoughts” at the very end of each chapter. Further make sure you know the Key Terms/Concepts that are listed in the margins (and which are also listed in the Glossary at the end of the book). Names and Historical Dates: They will not be stressed on the exams UNLESS they were specifically mentioned in class and appear in your outlines. However, I’d like you to get some idea of the centuries and, for the last century, the decades, in which major breakthroughs came about. Chapter 1: - Study the various definitions of abnormality/mental disorders (the four “D’s”). - Historical Perspective : Overlap with lecture and video is emphasized in the exam, but read over everything in this chapter. Understand the concept, and implications of, “deinstitutionalization.” Chapter 2: - This chapter, on scientific methods, will be an easy review if you’ve taken the prerequisite PSC 41. - You definitely need to know about correlation, the difference between correlational and experimental research, dependent and independent variables, random assignment, a placebo (and placebo group), confounding variables, blind design, double-blind design, etc. Again, you need to know the key concepts in the margins (e.g., internal and external validity, epidemiological study, incidence, prevalence, longitudinal study, case study, quasi experiment, natural experiment, analogue experiment, etc.). - p.36, Table 2-1, “Relative strengths and weaknesses in research models.” Study this table. Chapter 3: - We will go over most of this chapter in class, so be prepared to know this material on the exam. - Although you should read all tables, figures, and boxes, you do not need to memorize odd facts embedded in tables, figures, and boxes (e.g., the “ By the Numbers” boxes). See “General Hints” above. -
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