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Course SummaryPsychology 306: Advanced Abnormal Psychology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging abnormal psychology topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is to give you a closer in-depth look at a variety of psychological disorders, including anxiety, psychotic, dysphoric and sleep disorders. You will be able to identify disorders from symptoms, connect disorders with treatments, and understand the legal, ethical, and societal issues in abnormal psychology.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
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- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Analyze and classify abnormal behavior, stress and anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, sexual disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and behavioral disorders of children.
- Evaluate the manifestation of depression, discriminate between unipolar and bipolar instances, and develop coping strategies.
- Compare phobias and consider their prevalence in relation to anxiety disorders.
- Differentiate among symptoms that characterize the schizophrenias and apply criteria used in diagnosis.
- Distinguish addiction from habit, identify stages of addiction and techniques for screening and diagnosis, and differentiate among substance related disorders.
- Assess and compare organic mental disorders due to aging, such as Alzheimer's and dementia, and those attributed to physical damage to the brain.
- Summarize techniques employed in the assessment, evaluation and treatment of psychological disorders, and critique them with regards to ethical, legal, and societal expectations.
There are no prerequisites for this course, but most students prefer to complete Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology before taking this course.
Psychology 306: Advanced Abnormal Psychology consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
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- Complete Psychology 306: Advanced Abnormal Psychology by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Psychology 306: Advanced Abnormal Psychology final exam directly on the Study.com site.
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|Introduction to Advanced Abnormal Psychology||Distinguish among the five psychological models that are related to abnormal functioning, as well as the professional standards that are used to diagnose common disorders; evaluate approaches to clinical research in abnormal psychology, as well as issues related to psychological classifications.|
|Causes of Abnormal Behavior in Psychology||Differentiate among psychological, biological and behavioral explanations of abnormality; evaluate criteria that are used to identify abnormal behaviors.|
|Anxiety Disorders||Differentiate between different types of anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder; evaluate the causes and symptoms of these particular disorders.|
|Mood Disorders||Recognize different types of mood disorders, such as dysthymic disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression and cyclothymic disorder; identify the causes and symptoms of these particular mood disorders.|
|Personality Disorders||Evaluate several types of personality disorders, including borderline, narcissistic, paranoid, antisocial and dependent personality disorders; evaluate these disorders' causes, symptoms and treatments.|
|Somatoform Disorders||Recognize the causes and symptoms of several somatoform disorders, such as disassociate amnesia, dissociative fugue, hypochondriasis, conversion disorder and pain disorder.|
|Psychotic Disorders & Schizophrenia||Differentiate among various types of psychotic disorders, schizoaffective disorders and delusional mental health disorders; assess related symptoms, characteristics, phases and treatments.|
|Aging & Cognition Disorders||Compare different types of disorders that are associated with aging, including amnestic disorder, Alzheimer's disease and dementia; evaluate the effects that these disorders can have on cognition.|
|Developmental Disorders||Recognize the characteristics of several developmental disorders, including fetal alcohol syndrome, autism, reactive attachment disorder and attention deficit disorder; evaluate the causes and symptoms of these disorders and illustrate their effects on learning, cognition and behavior.|
|Eating Disorders||Differentiate between various types of eating disorders and evaluate their causes and effective treatments; consider the connection between body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders; formulate strategies for reducing eating disorders.|
|Sexual Disorders, Dysfunctions & Abuse||Compare sexual dysfunction to sexual disorders; analyze historical and social factors related to these disorders; connect sexual dysfunction and abuse to sexual abuse; formulate strategies for reducing abusive situations.|
|Substance-Related Disorders||Explain the differences between substance use, abuse and dependence; recognize the stages of addiction to alcohol, tobacco and controlled/illegal substance dependencies; assess strategies for screening and diagnosing substance abuse.|
|Sleep, Seasonal & Dysphoric Disorders||Differentiate among sleep, seasonal and dysphoric disorders and evaluate their causes, symptoms, and treatments.|
|Assessing Abnormal Behavior||Compare clinical assessments and standards of diagnosis; evaluate the reliability and validity of these assessments and consider their strengths and potential biases.|
|Treatments in Abnormal Psychology||Assess several multicultural approaches to the evaluation, prevention and treatment of common behavioral, psychodynamic and cognitive disorders.|
|Legal, Ethical & Societal Issues in Abnormal Psychology||Appraise various legal, ethical and societal issues related to abnormal psychology; criticize classifications related to abnormal behaviors, as well as laws governing access to mental health care.|
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