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Earn professional development credits to renew your psychology teaching license with Abnormal Psychology for Teachers. Brush up on abnormal psychology topics so you can better teach psychology, health, and other life sciences. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn science credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about abnormal behavior and psychological disorders.
- Check your knowledge of things like research and treatment standards with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert psychology instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the UExcel Abnormal Psychology exam.
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Abnormal Psychology for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Psychology and health teachers who want to brush up on abnormal psychology
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging abnormal psychology videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning an abnormal psychology unit or course
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Abnormal Psychology for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day 1||Chapter 1|
|Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (terminology, history of this field, trends in treatment methods)|
Introduction to Research Methods (definition of research, scientific and non-scientific research, experimental and non-experimental research)
|Day 2||Chapter 3|
|Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology (case studies, random assignment, limits to clinical research)|
Biological Model of Abnormality (physiological causes of mental illness, parts of the brain, neuroplasticity)
|Day 3||Chapter 5|
|Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior (psychoanalytical theories, self-concept, psychodynamic treatments)|
Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior (classical conditioning, shaping, behavioral treatments)
|Day 4||Chapter 7|
|Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior (definition of cognition, language acquisition, cognitive treatment methods)|
Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior (the Humanistic Movement, Gestalt Theory, comparison of humanistic and existential theories)
|Day 5|| Chapter 9|
|Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior (social labeling, family systems theory, effects of society's views of gender)|
Diathesis/Stress Model (roles of diathesis, stress and protective factors, vulnerability to mental illness)
Clinical Assessment (define clinical assessment, clinical interviews and various assessments, including biological, medical and cognitive)
|Day 6||Chapter 12|
|Introduction to Anxiety Disorders (definition, types of disorders, including panic disorder and agoraphobia, and treatments)|
Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology (definition of mood disorders, types, including dysthymia and bipolar disorder)
Stress Disorders (emotions, psychophysiological disorders, treatments)
|Day 7||Chapter 15|
|Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology (definition of somatoform disorders, types of disorders, including conversion disorder, pain disorder and hypochondriasis)|
Dissociative Disorders in Psychology (definition, types, including dissociative fugue and dissociative depersonalization)
Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology (definition, causes, types, treatments)
|Day 8||Chapter 18|
|Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders (definition of sexual dysfunction, pedophilia, sex therapy)|
Substance Use Disorders (substance use, abuse and dependence, commonly-abused substances, treatment)
|Day 9||Chapter 20|
| Psychotic Disorders (definition, types, including schizophrenia and brief psychotic disorder, treatment options)|
Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology (definition, types, including delirium, dementia and age-related disorders)
|Day 10||Chapter 22|
|Life-Span Development Disorders (development of mental health as we age, autism, giftedness and mental retardation)|
Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology (definition, types, including paranoid, borderline and histrionic, issues associated with diagnosis)
|Day 11||Chapter 24|
|Factitious Disorders (definition, types, causes, treatments)|
Treatment in Abnormal Psychology (types of therapies, including group and individual, social learning, issues in mental health treatment)
Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology (evaluations and the law, informed consent, organized efforts to improve mental health)
|Day 12||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for abnormal psychology|
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