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Ch 17: Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Eating Disorders chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the risk factors, causes, symptoms and treatment of eating dysfunctions 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 Eating Disorders 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
Monday Eating disordersOverview of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and obesity risk factors, causes, symptoms and treatments
Tuesday Anorexia nervosaDefinitions, risk factors, causes, symptoms, treatment options and prognosis
Wednesday Bulimia nervosaDefinitions, risk factors, causes, symptoms, treatment options and prognosis
Thursday Binge eating disorder and obesityDefinition of binge eating disorder and its connection to obesity, risk factors, causes, symptoms, treatment options
Friday Causes of eating disordersRisk factors, genetic, neurobiological, sociocultural, cognitive, personality, family influences. The media and eating disorders.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

1. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.

What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

2. What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores what anorexia nervosa is and why it is so dangerous. It covers common symptoms seen in children who may develop anorexia as well as what anorexia will do to those who suffer from it.

What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

3. What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores bulimia as well as challenges many common misconceptions of bulimia. Specifically, this lesson describes the diagnostic requirements, the subtypes, and the treatments known to help with bulimia.

Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

4. Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

Binge-eating disorders are difficult to confront, but can be relatively easy to treat. This lesson explores some of the causes and issues related to binge-eating disorder, as well as to obesity in general.

What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

5. What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

This lesson takes a broad look at the causes of eating disorders. In addition, this lesson looks at what causes individuals to face higher or lower incidence rates of eating disorders.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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