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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCO239
Professor
Andrew Haag
Semester
Fall

Description
PSYCHOLOGY 239 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Fall 2012 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Andrew Haag OFFICE: Psych 343 PHONE: 780-342-5573 EMAIL: [email protected] OFFICE HOURS: Feel free to schedule an appointment at your convenience. CLASS TIME: Wed: 18:30 – 21:30 Class Location T L 12 Text: th Dozois, J.A. & Firestone, P. (Eds.). (2010). Abnormal psychology: Perspectives (4 ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson. Student Editions of the Power Point notes will be made available on the course web-site. Course Description From University Calendar: “Nature and treatment of psychological disorders, such as cross-disciplinary perspectives and an emphasis on improving understanding of psychopathology in everyday life.” Prerequisite: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 105. Not open to students with credit in PYSCO 339. Evaluation Schedule There will be three exams in this course. The exams will consist of approximately 100 multiple choice questions. The content for the exams will come from the text and lectures. Lecture materials are supplemental to the text and may or may not be covered in the text. It is important to note that Dr. Haag will not be covering all text book topics in class. However, students are nonetheless responsible for all text material. Test weightings are as follows: Mid-term 1 32 % (Sept 5, 12, & 19) Mid-term 2 33 % (Oct 3, 10, 17, & 24) Final Exam 35 % (Nov 7, 14, 21, & 28) Total 100% Course Outline Date Topic Text Reading Sept 5 Introductions, Syllabus, Concepts & Theory With Regard 1 & 2 to Abnormality Sept 12 Classification, Assessment, & Research 3 & 4 Sept 19 Anxiety and Dissociative & Somatoform Disorders 5 & 6 Sept 26 Mid-Term 1 Oct 3 Psychophysiological Disorders Oct 10 Mood Disorders, Suicide, & Schizophrenia 7, 8, & 9 Oct 17 Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse 10 & 11 Oct 24 Personality Disorders 12 Oct 31 Mid Term 2 Nov 7 Sexual Disorders Nov 14 Developmental Disorders, Disorders of 13, 14, 15 Childhood/Adolescence Nov 21 Mental Health and Aging & Therapy 16 & 17 Nov 28 Mental Disorder And The Law 19 Dec 5 Final Exam Learning and Classroom Etiquette Learning in this class is intended to be an active and interactive process, a joint venture between student and professor and between student and student (i.e., learning is not just “downloading” information from teacher to student). Students are encouraged to take an active role in the learning process. In specific, students are encouraged to do the following: (a) attend class regularly, (b) reading course material in advance of class, (c) showing up to class on time, and (d) be attentive and proactively “present” during class (i.e., not on the internet, not texting, not conversing with the person beside you). This encouragement is done with the goal of enhancing the overall learning experience. CELL PHONES: Cell phones are to be turned off during lectures. Any use of cell phones will not be permitted during exams. NOTE: Missed Term Exams: Deferral of term work is a privilege and not a right; there is no guarantee that a deferral will be granted. Misrepresentation of facts to gain a deferral is a serious breach of the Code of Student Behaviour. Reasons generally considered acceptable are incapacitating illness or severe domestic affliction. Personal vacations do not meet the standard noted above and will not be co
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