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Ch 21: Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about disorders of thinking and memory in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayDefinitions and perspectives on cognitive disordersWhat is a cognitive disorder?
Current and historical views on cognitive disorders
TuesdayDelirium
Dementia
Definition, causes and treatment of delirium,
Definition, causes and treatment of dementia
WednesdayAmnestic disorder,
Dementia vs. Alzheimer's,
Definition, causes and treatment of amnesia,
Differences between dementia and Alzheimer's and impact of both on aging
Thursday Alcohol and drug-induced cognitive disordersSymptoms, causes and treatments for Korsakoff's syndrome, substance-induced delirium and substance-induced dementia
FridayProblems associated with agingOld age and stress, late-life depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and psychotic disorders

7 Lessons in Chapter 21: Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans
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What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives

1. What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives

The human ability to think is what sets us apart from the other animals. But what happens when memories or the ability to learn disappears? In this lesson we'll look at three common types of cognitive disorders: dementia, delirium, and amnestic disorders.

What Is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

2. What Is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

What does it mean to be delirious? What might cause someone to be confused and disoriented, and what can be done to treat it? In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of delirium.

Dementia: Definition, Symptoms & Care

3. Dementia: Definition, Symptoms & Care

Whether due to Alzheimer's disease or drug abuse, dementia affects many people. In this lesson, we'll look closer at the symptoms, causes and treatment for dementia.

Amnestic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for Amnesia

4. Amnestic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for Amnesia

Our memories shape, and in many ways define who we are. But what happens when you lose your memories? In this lesson, we'll look at amnestic disorders, their causes and treatments.

Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

5. Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

In this lesson, you will learn what dementia is and is not through definitions and examples. You will also examine Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia and memory loss in the elderly.

Alcohol and Drug-Induced Cognitive Disorders: Types, Causes & Symptoms

6. Alcohol and Drug-Induced Cognitive Disorders: Types, Causes & Symptoms

Everyone knows the risks with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But did you also know that long-term alcohol and drug use can cause problems with the way your brain functions? In this lesson, we'll look closer at some common substance-induced cognitive disorders.

Problems Associated with Aging: Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Other Later-in-Life Disorders

7. Problems Associated with Aging: Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Other Later-in-Life Disorders

With age comes wisdom, but it also comes with a bunch of problems. In this lesson, we'll look at some psychological problems that can plague older adults, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and psychosis.

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