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PSY 170 - Fall 2014

Abnormal Psychology Online



Recommended on-campus orientation at the Cuyamaca College campus on Saturday, 8/16 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM in Room F508. at Cuyamaca College.


If you cannot attend the orientation: The purpose of this orientation is to assure you understand the new integrated approach with CourseMate, course requirements,,assignments, grading. and schedule details in the course. If you are unable to attend the on-campus orientation, the alternative is to take (and pass) an online orientation quiz before any course work can begin. The quiz (with instructions) will be available within our Blackboard classroom when you first enter (on the first day of the semester). No need to email me if you are going to miss the on-campus orientation, just complete the quiz at the start of the class.

Abnormal Psychology

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* available to registered students on first day of class

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Chapter Topics in the Course:


 1. Abnormal Psychology and Life

 2. Perspectives on Abnormal Psychology

 3. Risk and Prevention of Mental Disorders

 4. Diagnosis, Assessment, and the Study of Mental Disorders

 5. Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Trauma-Related Disorders

 6. Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders

 7. Depressive and Bipolar Disorders and Suicide

 8. Eating Disorders

 9. Substance-Related Disorders

10. Personality Disorders

11. Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphillic Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria

12. Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders

13. Developmental and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

14. Neurocognitive Disorders

15. Consumer Guide for Abnormal Psychology

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Course Materials:


Required: MindTap for Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach, 2nd Edition, Kearney and Trull, Cengage, 2015. This includes an online eBook with supplemental materials. MindTap is integrated into Blackboard and the access code can be purchased directly from within it. You will be allowed three weeks free use of MindTap after which the code must be purchased.


Optional: If you feel you would like to  have a printed textbook too, then instead of purchasing the MindTap code separately, you can purchase a text bundle (printed text and Mindtap code) at a special low price from the Cuyamaca College bookstore. You can even have the bundle sent to your home. This special bundle is not available online.