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Ch 23: Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach various kinds of personality disorders and diagnosis concerns 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 Personality 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.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Introduction to personality,
Clinical features of personality disorders
Personality, traits, states, anxiety, personality disorder clusters, identity disturbance and interpersonal difficulties
Tuesday Cluster A personality disordersParanoid, schizoid and schizotypal
Wednesday Cluster B personality disorders: Erratic types Antisocial, borderline, narcissistic and histrionic
Thursday Cluster C personality disordersAvoidant, dependent, obsessive-compulsive
Friday Challenges in diagnosing personality disorders Gender and socioeconomic factors

6 Lessons in Chapter 23: Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Intro to Personality

1. Intro to Personality

You put two people in the same situation and, odds are, they'll react in a range of different ways. Some people might even react in a completely unexpected or extreme way. Why is this? Read this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes people tick the way they do.

Clinical Features of Personality Disorders: Identity & Interpersonal Difficulties

2. Clinical Features of Personality Disorders: Identity & Interpersonal Difficulties

What makes some people unsuccessful at interpersonal relationships? In this lesson, we'll look at the interpersonal and identity issues that face patients with personality disorders.

Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal

3. Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal

What happens when people are paranoid, withdrawn, or weird? In this lesson, we'll look at the three cluster A personality disorders, which are characterized by odd or eccentric behavior and thoughts.

Cluster B Personality Disorders: Erratic Types

4. Cluster B Personality Disorders: Erratic Types

Anyone can feel a little emotional, but there's something wrong when a person's emotions are always extreme. In this lesson, we'll look at the four cluster B personality disorders which are characterized by erratic behavior and extreme emotion.

Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

5. Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

Everyone feels shy or insecure from time-to-time, but what happens when you feel overly fearful all the time? In this lesson, we'll explore three Cluster C personality disorders, which involve being scared and too cautious.

Challenges in Diagnosing Personality Disorders

6. Challenges in Diagnosing Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are some of the hardest psychological disorders to diagnose. In this lesson, we'll look at diagnostic challenges regarding personality disorders, including bias and overlap with other psychological 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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