T-Th 10:30 AM- 12:35 PM
Beth Menees Rienzi, PH.D. (E-mail: brienzi@CSUBAK.edu) PHONE: 664-2367
OFFICE HOURS: DDH D119 W 7:30-9AM & 1:30-3:30PM
Kevin McNeill (E-mail: A03474@CSUBAK.edu) PHONE: 665-6231 (home)
OFFICE HOURS: DDH D112 F 12-3 PM & by appointment
Psychology 315 will examine the theories, research methods, and findings concerning abnormal behavior, from psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines along with implications for treatment and prevention. Emphasis on DSM IV will help prepare the student for future work in the clinical areas.
Comer, R. J. (1995). Abnormal Psychology (2nd. ed.). New York: Freeman. (Required).
American Psychiatric Press (1994). DSM-IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Revised. Washington, D. C.: Author. (Optional).
Q = a chapter quiz will be given at the beginning or end of class on the designated day.
1/4 Ch1 Q What is Normal in a CRAZY world? (Models & Research)
1/9 Ch2 Q Politics and Practice of Diagnosis (DSM- IV)
1/11 Ch4 Q What do you see in the Rorschach Inkblot?
1/16 NO CLASS/ MONDAY SCHEDULE
1/18 Midterm One (Chapters 1,2,4,5)
1/23 Ch6 Q Why me! (Anxiety Disorders)
1/25 Ch8 Q I'm SOOOOOO blue! (Mood Disorders)
1/30 Ch10 Q Permanent solutions to temporary problems (Suicide)
2/1 Ch11 Q But, this is not in my head! (Somatization)
2/6 Midterm Two (Chapters 6,8,10,11)
2/8 Ch12 Q Chocolate is the answer. (Eating Disorders)
2/13 Ch13 Q I can stop any time I want to? (Addictive Disorders)
2/15 Ch14 Q Creative or Kinky? (Sexual Variations)
2/20 Ch15 Q I can't concentrate because of the voices. (Schizophrenia)
2/22 Ch16 Q The CIA is using my brain! (Other Psychotic Disorders)
2/27 Midterm Three (Chapters 12,13,14,15,16)
2/29 Ch17 Q Ask me about my narcissism (Personality Disorders)
3/5 Ch18 Q Scrambled eggs or vacation? (Memory & Identity Disorders)
3/7 Ch19 Q I can't keep up. (Problems from Childhood to Aging)
3/12 Midterm Four (Chapters 17,18,19,20)
Comprehensive Final Examination
(Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19, & 20)
Rights and Responsibilities of Students regarding Academic Honesty
Campus rules for plagiarism and incomplete grades will be strictly enforced. "...Students are expected to do all work assigned to them without unauthorized assistance. ... CHEATING is a broad category of actions that use fraud and deception to improve a grade or obtain course credit. Cheating is not limited to examination situations alone, but arises whenever students attempt to gain an unearned academic advantage. PLAGIARISM is a specific form of cheating which consists of the misuse of published or unpublished works of another claiming them as one's own. All such actions face severe penalties under CSUB policy; the normal outcome is the award of the grade of F for the class in which the act occurred." (CSUB Class Schedule, Winter 1996).
"Plagiarism, the practice of taking ideas and writings from another and offering them as one's own,..may consist of handing in someone else's work, copying a composition, using ideas, paragraphs, sentences, or phrases written by another or using ideas data, and statistics compiled by another. This includes rearrangement of phrases from the original into a new pattern. When using ideas, interpretations, or material written and/or compiled by another, acknowledgment of indebtedness to the original author or source must be made by the use of quotation marks..." (CSUB 1987-89 catalog, p. 86) and citations to the original source must be made in a clear, unambiguous style and in APA format.