1. Forms of psychological disorders and major theories
Students will identify and describe the major forms of psychological disorders and the major theories regarding the classification, etiology, and treatment of psychological disorders, and current data relevant to such theories.
Measurement: Multiple choice, short answer and essay exams; short writing assignments.
2. Service learning and exposure to psychological disorders
Students will engage in service learning by serving persons diagnosed with psychological disorders.
Measurement: Participation assessment/field work report
3. Critique concepts and theories
Students will critically examine key concepts and theories in abnormal psychology.
Measurement: Essay exams, short writing assignments, in-class debates
4. Use sources to analyze topics regarding disorders
Students will examine and critique a topic in abnormal psychology using the current research literature.
Measurement: APA style paper