Abnormal Psychology

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY:

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Within the IB curriculum, the study of Abnormal Psychology has the following learning outcomes:

  • Discuss the extent to which biological, cognitive, and sociocultural factors influence abnormal behavior
  • Evaluate psychological research relevant to the study of abnormal behavior
  • Discuss the concepts of normality and abnormality
  • Discuss validity and reliability of diagnosis
  • Discuss cultural and ethical considerations in diagnosis….see great article on “Why Cambodians Never Get Depressed” 

To address some of the learning outcomes above, we’ll engage in the following learning activity (among others of course!): 

Concepts of Abnormality

Psychological Disorders is a subunit of Abnormal Psych and has the following Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate psychological research (through theories and studies) relevant to the study of abnormal behavior
  • Discuss the interaction of biological, cognitive and sociocultural factors in abnormal behavior
  • Describe symptoms and prevalence of one disorder from two of the following groups: anxiety disorders, affective disorders, eating disorders.
  • Analyze etiologies (in terms of biological, cognitive, and sociocultural factors) of one disorder from two of the following groups: anxiety disorders, affective disorders, eating disorders.
  • Explain cultural and gender variations in disorders.

Implementing Treatment is another subunit of Abnormal Psych and has the following Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the extent to which biological, cognitive, and sociocultural factors influence abnormal behavior
  • Evaluate psychological research relevant to the study of abnormal behavior
  • Examine biomedical, individual, and group approaches to treatment
  • Evaluate the use of biomedical, individual, and group approaches to the treatment of one disorder. 
  • Discuss the use of eclectic approaches to treatment
  • Discuss the relationship between etiology and therapeutic approach in relation to one disorder.

Abnormal Study Guide to Studies: 

Abnormal Psychology Study Guide to Studies

Below, is our class google doc that we’ll use to cooperatively collate all our innovative and  current  research satisfying the learning outcomes of the Abnormal Unit!!!!!!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tzdO9ZTt4muIee5HiS-pPbOzfuhzvwg64Qoa19eY7A8/edit?usp=sharing

Copy and paste the above into your browser if it’s not hyperlinked!!

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