SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentSophomore Class of Department of Psychology
Course NameAbnormal Psychology
InstructorYANG CHIEN-MING
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
PrerequisiteElementary Psychology、General Psychology、Human Behavior & Psychology、Intro Psychology as a Natural Science、Psychology、Psychology - 2、Psychology:Intro to Psychology 1
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule






















































































































Week



Learning Topic



Teaching activities and homework assignment



Learning Hour

(Before Class/After Class )



Week 1



Course Introduction



Ch 1



3



Week 2



Defining Abnormal Psychology & Historical Overview



Current Paradigms in Psychopathology



Ch 1&2



3+6



Week 3



Diagnosis & Assessment Research Method in Psychopathology



Ch 3&4



3+6



Week 4



Mood Disorders and Suicide



Ch 5



3+6



Week 5



Anxiety Disorders



Ch 6



3+6



Week 6



Obsessive-Compulsive-Related Disorders Trauma related Disorders



Ch 7



3+6



Week 7



Dissociative Disorders Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders



Ch 8



3+6



Week 8



Schizophrenia & Others Psychotic Disorders



Ch 9



3+6



Week 9



Midterm Exam



 



8



Week 10



Substance Use Disorders



Ch 10



3+6



Week 11



Eating Disorders



Ch 11



3+6



Week 12



Sleep-wake Disorders



Barlow Ch8



3+6



Week 13



Sexual Related Disorders mid-term exam



Ch 12



3+6



Week 14



Physical Disorders & Health Psychology



Barlow Ch9



3+6



Week 15



Disorders of Childhood



Ch 13



8



Week 16



Late Life and Neurocogntive Disorders



Ch 14 



3+6



Week 17



Personality Disorders



Ch 15



10



Week 18



Final Exam



 



8



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Yachuan Huang (yachuan@nccu.edu.tw)


Requirement/Grading

  1. Class attendance and participation10%):Students are required to attend the class regularly and to participate in class discussion.

  2. Group project20%): students will be divided to different group to present the clinical features of a particular diagnostic category. The presentation can be in any kind of formate but will be limited within 30 min.

  3. Quiz20%):There will be a quiz after the teaching of each chapter.

  4. Mid-term Exam20%):It will cover the content of the first half of the semester.

  5. Final Exam20%):It will cover the content after mid-term exam.

  6. Attending a speech10%):Students will have to turn in a one-page report for the talk.


Textbook & Reference

Textbook



Kring, A.M., Johnson, S.L., Davison, G.C., & Neale, J.M. (2014). Abnormal Psychology (12th Ed., DSM-5 Update). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.



References




  1. American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), 5th ed.  Washington, DC.

  2. Hooley, J.M., Butcher, J.N., Nock, M.K., Mineka, S. (2017). Abnormal Psychology (17th Ed.). Pearson.

  3. Barlow D.H., Durand, V.M.& Hofamann S.G. (2018). Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach (8th Ed.). Cengage Learning.


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