UMass Amherst PSYCH 380 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (2 pages)

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In this lecture, the professor introduced topics that will be covered over the course of the semester. He also went over the syllabus. During lecture, we watched a video of a boy who has Tourette's syndrome.


Lecture number:
1
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Course:
Psych 380 - Abnormal Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 380 1nd Edition Lecture 1 Outline of Current Lecture I Overview to Understanding Abnormal Behavior II Syllabus Current Lecture I II Overview to Understanding Abnormal Behavior a Video about a boy with Tourette s syndrome i Tourette s syndrome is a disorder in which a person feel compulsed to perform a certain behavior 1 Examples making strange noises jerky movement of limbs moving the head in odd ways b What is abnormal i What is considered abnormal in some parts of the world may be completely normal in others ii Depends a lot upon culture 1 Example eating bugs may be acceptable in one country but not acceptable in another Syllabus a Required books i Abnormal psychology clinical perspective on psychological disordesr with DSM 5 Update 7th edition ii Taking sides clashing views on controversial issues in abnormal psychology iii Required reading posted on moodle and schedule is on syllabus b Moodle is used for this course c Check moodle for graduate TA s and undergraduate TA s d Course format i Standard lecture ii Supplemented with guest speakers videos e Exams i Three exams ii 100 points each f grading i taken out of 300 points 3 exams 100 points each These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute g extra credit i 16 extra credit points are available 1 accessible through UMass sona systems and participation in discussion and review sessions



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