Abnormal Psychology Assignments
Abnormal Psychology Assignments
Read Chapter 5 of your Comer textbook.
Learning Activity #2: Individual Anxiety Disorders Paper Under the DSM-5, we have three categories:
- Obsessive-compulsive, OCD
- Trauma and stressor-related
- Separation, selective mutism, specific phobia, social phobia, panic, agoraphobia, and generalized
- Body dysmorphic, hoarding, trichotillomania, and excoriation
- Reactive attachment disorder, disinhibited social engagement, PTSD, acute stress, and adjustment
This activity will have you selecting one major anxiety disorder and one obsessive compulsive disorder/Trauma to analyze.
Write a two to three page paper covering the major individual anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. Present two supporting scholarly sources, apply APA formatting, and follow the Paper Writing rubric.
To achieve maximum points for content and analysis, the following elements need thoroughly addressed:
- Discuss one major anxiety disorder and one obsessive compulsive disorder/Trauma including its descriptions, symptoms, and treatment.
- Review major theoretical perspectives as related to the anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder/Trauma that you selected, including causality and treatment.
- Note distinguishing factors as to differentiating between symptoms we all experience (fear, anxiety, worry, etc.) and what constitutes a person being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Reference the DSM-5 criteria for diagnosis to differentiate symptoms and having the disorder.
Learning Activity #5: Implications of Suicide Journal
Read Chapter 7 of your Comer textbook.
Over the next three weeks you will be providing a weekly one-page journal entry. Your journal entries will help you gain insight into your own experiences and perspectives as to the issues addressed.
For this week’s journal entry, address the following areas:
- Major sociological factors as contributors of suicide
- Major theoretical approaches to treatment
- Your personal thoughts and/or encounters (self, family members, others) regarding attempting to or committing suicide.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.