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Ch 16: Dissociative Disorders in Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Dissociative Disorders in Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about disorders that make a person feel separate or different from themself 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 Dissociative Disorders in 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.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Dissociative disorders overview Historical and current views of dissociative disorders
Tuesday Dissociative amnesia Definitions, causes and treatment of this unusual form of memory loss
Wednesday Dissociative fugue Definitions, causes and treatment
Occupational impairment, identity confusion and other criteria
Thursday Multiple personalities Definition, causes and treatment
Presentation of two or more personalities, memory loss, childhood emotional abuse
Friday Dissociative depersonalization disorder Definition, causes and treatment
Reality testing, feelings of detachment

5 Lessons in Chapter 16: Dissociative Disorders in Psychology Lesson Plans
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Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

1. Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

There are times when the human brain can actually separate its different parts, sometimes as a defense mechanism. These are known as dissociative disorders. This lesson takes a closer look at these kinds of disorders and how they impact the mind.

What is Dissociative Amnesia? - Definition and Symptoms

2. What is Dissociative Amnesia? - Definition and Symptoms

People respond to problems differently. Sometimes, people respond to trauma by losing part or all of their memory. In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, types, and treatments of dissociative amnesia.

Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Causes and Treatment

3. Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Causes and Treatment

In some rare cases, people forget who they are, move across the country, and assume a completely new life. What could cause something like that to happen? In this lesson, we'll look at dissociative fugue, including diagnosis, causes, and treatments.

Multiple Personalities Disorder: Symptoms & Summary

4. Multiple Personalities Disorder: Symptoms & Summary

In this lesson, you will learn how difficult life is for someone suffering from the rare and serious mental disorder once known as multiple personality disorder. We'll also explore its symptoms, causes and treatments, and why there's a controversy over it in the psychological community.

Dissociative Depersonalization Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

5. Dissociative Depersonalization Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

Imagine what it would be like to be outside your body, watching your own life like a movie. In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments of a psychological disorder that's just like that: dissociative depersonalization disorder.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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