Agenda: Monday April 15 - Friday April 19, 2013

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, April 
Quote: "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi
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, April 16, 2013
Quote: "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela

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, April 17 & Thursday, April 18, 2013
Quote: "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela 

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, April 19, 2013
Quote: "A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." - Mahatma Gandhi

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: How are personality disorders treated?
2. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Chapter 14 Abnormal Psychology - Disorders
3. Notes, Video, and Discussion: Review of Abnormal Psych - Treatments

QUIZ on UNIT 7 on Monday at the end of the period. It is over Abnormal Psych & Social Psych.
Social Psychology - Targets & Notes