psy270 | undergraduate
Abnormal Psychology: Abuse, Addiction, And Disorders
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Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Psychological Disorders
- Examine various clinical assessment tools.
- Discuss how the effectiveness of therapies is determined.
- Match the causes and treatments of disorders to their respective models of abnormality.
- Summarize the classification of mental disorders.
Anxiety and Stress
- Examine anxiety disorders from various psychological perspectives.
- Discuss types and causes of phobias.
- Summarize psychological and psychophysiological stress disorders.
Depression and Mood Disorders
- Identify causal factors of suicide.
- Summarize the symptoms, causes, and treatments for unipolar and bipolar disorders.
Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse
- Distinguish between anorexia and bulimia.
- Discuss causes of eating disorders.
- Describe the causal factors and treatments of substance abuse based on various models of abnormality.
Schizophrenia and Insanity
- Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of an insanity defense.
- Compare the biological, psychological, and sociocultural views of schizophrenia.
- Explain the methods used in treating schizophrenia.
- Summarize the symptoms of schizophrenia.
Problems of Childhood and Adolescence
- Compare childhood anxiety and depression disorders to adult anxiety and depression disorders.
- Compare and contrast disruptive behavior disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
- Describe the long-term childhood disorders of autism and mental retardation.
- Identify various somatoform disorders, their causes, and their treatment methods.
- Identify various dissociative disorders, their causes, and their treatment methods.
- Explain possible problems associated with the DSM-IV.
- Identify personality disorders using criteria in the DSM-IV.
- Discuss the value of a background in psychology.
- Analyze a psychological disorder.
- Describe the four Ds of psychological abnormality.
- Discuss current trends in treating psychological disorders.
- List advantages and disadvantages of various research methods.
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