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.
* available to registered students on first day of class
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
Required: MindTap for Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach, 2nd Edition, Kearney and Trull, Cengage, 2015. This includes an online textbook and supplemental materials. MindTap is integrated into Blackboard and the code can be purchased directly from there. You will be allowed three weeks free use of MindTap after which it must be purchased.
Optional: If you feel you would like to have a printed textbook too, then instead of purchasing the MindTap code in Blackboard, purchase the text bundle (printed text with Mindtap code) from the Cuyamaca College bookstore at a special low price. You can even have the bundle sent to your home. This special bundle is not available online.