Abnormal Psychology
Test Date: 4/27/2012brain.jpgAP Home Page

4/26/2012Objective: Wrap up schizophrenia by discussing prenatal and genetic causes of the disorder. Examine and differentiate between Personality Disorders.

Not shown in class

4/25/2012Objective: View case study in schizophrenia - Gerald, discuss biological causes of the disease, along with antipsychotic drugs used to treat schizophrenia.

Schizoaffective Disorder: Not shown in class

Tardive Dyskinesia

4/24/2012Objective: Differentiate between the different forms of schizophrenia, and discuss the primary symptoms of each.

Schizophrenia simulation

Objective: Identify components of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) as well as the criticisms associated with the disorder. Introduce schizophrenia, focus on main components of the disorder.

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Schizophrenia - 20/20 Part 1

Jani - schizophrenia

Objective: Examine Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

Conversion Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) as portrayed in Primal Fear

4/19/2012Objective: Differentiate between Bi-polar disorder and other mood disorders; investigate statistics and prevalence of suicide.

4/18/2012Objective: Examine biological and learning causes for the development of anxieties; introduce mood disorders, focusing on various forms of depression.

4/17/2012Objective: Examine the 4 major forms of anxiety disorders.

List of phobias!

Panic Attack as portrayed in Copycat

Panic Disorder with agoraphobia as portrayed in Copycat

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as portrayed in The Aviator (Extended - longer than scene that was showed in class.)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

4/16/2012Objective: Examine how the DSM-IV-TR is used by mental health professionals to make diagnoses; examine the dangers of labeling and the David Rosenhan experiment.

Objective: Examine the contemporary and historical conceptions of what constitutes psychological disorders (See powerpoint below HW and Extra Credit assignments.)

HW Assignment due 4/16: Read the section called "Insanity and Responsibility" on page 569 of the AP* edition; watch the video clip below entitled "Andrea Yates." Then write a 2 paragraph reflection answering the following two questions:
1. Which of Yates' two juries made the right decision? Why?
2. When should society - and when should it not - hold people accountable for their actions? Why?

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Class Powerpoint:

The video about Mark Summers and OCD was not shown in its entirety. Both parts are below.