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Abnormal Psychology. Professor (your name here). Goals for the course. symptoms of mental disorders continuity between normal and abnormal behavior classification epidemiology. Goals for the course . etiology (causal models) research methods treatment procedures

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Abnormal psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Professor (your name here)


Goals for the course

Goals for the course

  • symptoms of mental disorders

  • continuity between normal and abnormal behavior

  • classification

  • epidemiology


Goals for the course1

Goals for the course

  • etiology (causal models)

  • research methods

  • treatment procedures

  • legal and ethical issues


Contents of class home page

Contents of class home page

  • General Information (office hours)

  • Syllabus (test schedule)

  • Assignments (optional paper)

  • Materials (my PowerPoint notes)

  • Related Links (online study guide)


Structure of the course

Structure of the course

  • multiple choice exams

  • optional writing assignment

  • expected grade distribution

  • attendance

  • questions during lecture


Textbook for the course

Textbook for the Course

  • Oltmanns & Emery, 3rd Edition (2001)

  • study guide is optional


Online study guide

Online Study Guide

  • www.prenhall.com/~bookbind/pubbooks/oltmanns2/


Textbook comments

Textbook (comments)

  • the textbook is central to the course

  • “inserts” are important (such as Research Methods and Further Thoughts)


How to read the textbook

How to read the textbook

  • start by reading the summary

  • then look at the photos, tables, figures

  • how we teach research methods

  • key terms and glossary

  • critical thinking questions (optional)


Office hours and e mail

Office hours and e-mail

  • (your office hours here)

  • or by appointment

  • (your email here)


Teaching assistant

Teaching Assistant

  • (your teaching assistant’s name/email)

  • (optional discussion and review sessions time and date)


Medical student syndrome

Medical student syndrome

  • you do not have most of the disorders covered in this course

  • amateur psychologists can be very irritating to others

  • please exercise restraint


Scientific attitude

Scientific attitude

  • some people already have strong opinions based on personal experience

  • need to maintain some objectivity

  • may need to suspend personal beliefs temporarily


Use of case studies

Use of case studies

  • anonymity and confidentiality

  • to illustrate problems (not differences)

  • how to respond to humorous situations


Mental health professions specialty providers

Mental health professions (specialty providers)

  • psychiatry (M.D.) medication

  • clinical psychology (Ph.D.) research

  • social work (M.A.) applied interests

  • psychiatric nursing


Source of mental health services received eca data

Source of Mental Health Services Received (ECA Data)


Number of mental health providers by specialty training

Number of Mental Health Providers by Specialty Training


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