What is Weird?? Introduction to Abnormality

For our first option in year 2 psychology, we’ll be investigating Abnormal Psychology.  A Learning outcome of the unit is, “Discuss the concepts of normality and abnormality”  This learning activity will focus your understanding around this topic and see that “abnormal” is not a concept that is black and white.

What is weird

Defining Psychological Disorders

DSM IV ONLINE:

http://allpsych.com/disorders/dsm.html

When finished with the above, move on to trying to understand the various lenses through which we judge abnormality via this Learning helper:

Diagnosing a STAR

When finished with the above, engage in PSYCHSIM’s MYSTERY CLIENT diagnosis Activity:

http://bcs.worthpublishers.com/psychsim5/Mystery%20Client/PsychSim_Shell.html



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