Identify an individual of interest to you who had/has one or more of the psychological conditions
in your text/readings, and by/about whom a published biography, autobiography, diary, or
another similar source of life information is available. Obtain and
Brief Written Assignments.
During the first 4 weeks of the semester we cover important topics in abnormal psychology that
do not fit neatly into a specific text chapter and/or are not well presented (dull, too brief, or
missing major points) in the introd
Due February 10th, 11:59 p.m. (read the first URL before class on Feb. 10, finish article and submit
questions by 11:59 p.m. February 11th;)
Article 2: The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why? By Marcia Angell. New York Review of Books,
June 23, 2011
Paper, due May 15, 11:59 p.m.
Understanding Abnormal Psychology: Case vs. Accumulated Research
Generalizable knowledge about abnormal psychology, the kind that fills your text, comes mainly
from studies of groups of people with
Cell phones should be silenced and tucked away in your school bagnot the pocket of your
hoodie-before the start of class. You will be marked absent and asked to leave the classroom if
you are unable to refrain from texting during class time. Let your frie
Psychology 225-1, 2
Catalog Description: (Prerequisite: PSYC 110) (S) A comprehensive survey of mental and
behavioral disorders from biological, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives. The course
Case Studies are brief vignettes, sometimes with fabricated test results, that assess your capacity
to critically consider the likely condition(s) presented. Case studies require actively thinking
about the information provided, narrowing down possible re
Attendance, Participation, & Honesty:
Regular class attendance is expected and is important in order to do well in this course. If absent
from a lecture, you are responsible for the material covered. You are responsible for knowing all
SPRING BREAK MARCH 14-22
Mood Disorders & Suicide [Styron Book final 1/3], Quiz # 4
continued [chapter 7 pp. 212-237]
Bipolar Disorder continued, Case # 3
Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Dis
Evaluation: There are four components to your grade:
Weekly quizzes and case studies, worth a total of 50% of your grade.
One paper, worth 25% of your grade.
Small papers & activities, worth 15% of your grade.
A final exam, worth 10% of your g