Agenda: Week of November 26 - 30, 2012

Advanced Placement Psychology
Unit 7 - Abnormal Psychology & Social Psychology
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology, Anxiety disorders
TUE: Abnormal Psych, Biomedical Cures, DID
WED/THU: Schizophrenia & Psychoanalysis
FRI: Personality Disorders


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Monday, November 26, 2012
Quote of the Day: “To be successful you don’t need to do extraordinary things, you just need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn
Compare abnormal psychology to "normal" psychology.
Explain the differences between the major types of psychological disorders.
Explain the causes of these disorders.
Explain how mental health problems are treated.
Compare the different types of mental health professions.
Contrast the various approaches to psychotherapy.


1. The Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
2. There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
3. Schizophrenia is not dissociative identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
4. Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side effects).
5. Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
6. Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
7. Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore.

Essential Questions:
1. What is the medical model as applied to abnormal psychology?
2. How common are mental disorders?
3. What are the 4 major anxiety disorders and their causes?
4. How do biological factors, conditioning, cognition, personality, and stress contribute to anxiety disorders?
5. How are anxiety disorders treated?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: How common do you believe abnormal psychological disorders are in the United States?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion:
Notes: Intro to Abnormal Behavior - The Royce White Story 
Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Quote of the Day: “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

Compare abnormal psychology to "normal" psychology.
Explain the differences between the major types of psychological disorders.
Explain the causes of these disorders.
Explain how mental health problems are treated.
Compare the different types of mental health professions.
Contrast the various approaches to psychotherapy.


1. The Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
2. There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
3. Schizophrenia is not dissociative identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
4. Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side effects).
5. Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
6. Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
7. Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore. 

Essential Questions:
1. What are the principle types of dissociative disorders and their chief symptoms?
2. What is controversial about DID- dissociative disorder?
3. What are the principle mood disorders and their chief symptoms?
4. What biological, cognitive, social, and stress factors play a role in mood disorders?
5. How are dissociative disorders treated?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: Is the"ultimate cure" for any psychological disorder a biomedical cure?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
3. Psycktrek 3 CD review quiz.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 & Thursday, November 22, 2012
Quote of the Day: “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” - J.K. Rowling

Compare abnormal psychology to "normal" psychology.
Explain the differences between the major types of psychological disorders.
Explain the causes of these disorders.
Explain how mental health problems are treated.
Compare the different types of mental health professions.
Contrast the various approaches to psychotherapy.


1. The Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
2. There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
3. Schizophrenia is not dissociative identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
4. Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side effects).
5. Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
6. Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
7. Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore. 

Essential Questions:
1. What are the general symptoms of schizophrenia?
2. What are the four sub-types of schizophrenia & their chief symptoms?
3. What biological factors have been implicated in schizophrenic disorders?
4. What is the neuro-developmental hypothesis of schizophrenia?
5. How do family dynamics and stress contribute to schizophrenic disorders?
6. How are the different types of schizophrenia treated?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question: What are the most common treatment methods for Psychological Disorders? 
Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
Video clips: A Beautiful MindOne Flew Over the Cookoo's NestA Brilliant Madness

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Quote of the Day: “The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb

Compare abnormal psychology to "normal" psychology.
Explain the differences between the major types of psychological disorders.
Explain the causes of these disorders.
Explain how mental health problems are treated.
Compare the different types of mental health professions.
Contrast the various approaches to psychotherapy.


1. The Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders is the handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose psychiatric disorders.
2. There are many types of disorders, but they all involve debilitation that makes routine life situations difficult.
3. Schizophrenia is not dissociative identity disorder. It is a disorder that involves a break with reality and auditory hallucinations.
4. Personality disorders are the most difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. The most common treatment is medication (most have side effects).
5. Medication is effective as a treatment, but it is often combined with a form of “talk therapy” to provide a more complete therapeutic technique.
6. Behavioral and cognitive therapists are very popular forms of “talk therapy.”
7. Freudian therapy, though well known, is not utilized much anymore. 

Essential Questions:
1. What are the 3 clusters of personality disorders?
2. What are the major diagnostic challenges with personality disorders?
3. What are the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder?
4. What factors have been implicated in the etiology of antisocial disorders?
5. How are personality disorders treated?

Agenda:
1. Do Now Question:
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
3. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Review of Abnormal Psych - Treatments