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PSY 270 Entire Course

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com PSY 270 Week 1 Checkpoint Research Methods Appendix B PSY 270 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2 PSY 270 Week 2 Checkpoint Models of Abnormality Appendix C PSY 270 Week 2 Assignment Clinical Assessment PSY 270 Week 3 Checkpoint Stress Disorders Appendix D PSY 270 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2 PSY 270 Week 4 Checkpoint Suicide Appendix E PSY 270 Week 4 Checkpoint Clinical Interview Questions PSY 270 Week 4 Assignment Depression Paper PSY 270 Week 5 Checkpoint Substance Abuse PSY 270 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2 PSY 270 Week 6 Checkpoint Mind Over Matter PSY 270 Week 6 Assignment Schizophrenia Presentation PSY 270 Week 7 Checkpoint Autism and Mental Retardation Appendix F


PSY 270 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2 PSY 270 Week 8 Checkpoint DSM-IV Problems Appendix G PSY 270 Week 8 Assignment DSM-IV Evaluation Appendix H PSY 270 Week 9 Capstone DQ PSY 270 Week 9 Final Project Psychological Disorder Analysis

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PSY 270 Week 1 Checkpoint Research Methods Appendix B

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Resource: Appendix B Complete the chart found in Appendix B. Post your completed chart as an attachment.

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PSY 270 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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No single definition of psychological abnormality has been completely accepted by the psychological community. Many of the definitions include common features, known as the four Ds. What are the four Ds? Briefly describe each one. How may culture determine what is considered abnormal? Cite specific examples.


There are currently several trends in the treatment of psychological disorders, including the following:

The use of psychotropic medications Deinstitutionalization and outpatient care for those with severe psychological problems Prevention programs and positive psychology Insurance coverage and managed care programs

Choose one of these current trends listed above and address the following questions: What are the positive outcomes of this trend? What are the negative outcomes of this trend? How may these negative outcomes be minimized?

Respond to a classmate who chose a different trend by suggesting additional positive or negative aspects of that trend, or discussing how to minimize the negative effects of that trend.

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PSY 270 Week 2 Assignment Clinical Assessment

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Assignment: Clinical Week Two Assessment

Mr. and Mrs. Lawson brought their 4-year-old adopted daughter, Clara, to see Dr. Mason, a psychiatrist. Clara was polite in greeting Dr. Mason, but did not smile and kept her gaze down as she took a seat. Mr. and Mrs. Lawson sat next to Clara and began explaining their concerns. They described Clara as a quiet child who has recently begun throwing temper tantrums, during which she is inconsolable. Her sleep and eating patterns have changed, and she no longer wants to go to preschool.

Create a brief response to each of the following questions:

What other information would you like to learn during the interview with the family? What questions would you ask?


In addition to the clinical interview, what other clinical assessment tools should you consider? Why?

Although you need more information to begin treatment, what factors might you take into consideration in designing an effective intervention for this family?

If you were preparing to diagnose Clara, you would refer to the DSM-IV classification system to evaluate her condition on five separate axes. What type of information would go into each axis? You are not asked to enter a diagnosis, only describe the kind of information that would be entered in each axis.

Do you think that diagnosing Clara would be beneficial or harmful? Explain why.

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PSY 270 Week 2 Checkpoint Models of Abnormality Appendix C


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Resource: Appendix C Complete the activity in Appendix C. Post your completed chart as an attachment.

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PSY 270 Week 3 Checkpoint Stress Disorders Appendix D

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CheckPoint: Stress Disorders

Resource: Appendix D Answer the questions found in Appendix D. Post your responses as an attachment.

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PSY 270 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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Surveys suggest that up to 4% of the U.S. population suffers from generalized anxiety disorder. How are anxiety disorders viewed by various psychological perspectives such as psychodynamic, biological, cognitive, and humanistic? With which perspective do you most agree? With which do you least agree? Explain your answers.

How do phobias differ from fears? What types of phobias affect a person’s ability to function normally in society? How is his or her ability to function in society affected? What may cause a person to develop a phobia?

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PSY 270 Week 4 Assignment Depression Paper

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Many people become depressed at some point in their lives, but when these feelings interfere with an individual’s ability to live a normal life and persist for an extended period, the individual should seek professional help. Some individuals not only experience depression but also extreme highs, known as mania, making it more difficult to live a normal, productive life.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper outlining the differences between unipolar and bipolar disorders.

Address the underlying causes of unipolar and bipolar disorders. What symptoms would indicate that an individual may be suffering from a unipolar or bipolar disorder? What treatments are available for individuals who suffer from unipolar or bipolar disorders?

Provide at least two references to support your research.

Format your paper according to APA standards.

Post your paper as an attachment.

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PSY 270 Week 4 Checkpoint Clinical Interview Questions

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The questions you develop in this week’s CheckPoint will be used in your final project. Once you receive feedback on these ten questions, make any necessary revisions and save a copy of these questions to be turned in Week Nine.

Resource: Clinical Interview section on pp. 69–71 of Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology Review the information on clinical interviews on pp. 69–71. Write ten questions you would ask to learn more about a person’s problems, feelings, relationships, and background. Post your answers as an attachment.


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PSY 270 Week 4 Checkpoint Suicide Appendix E

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Resource: Appendix E and the Suicide Rates by Age Group article Answer the questions in Appendix E. Post your answers as an attachment.

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PSY 270 Week 5 Checkpoint Substance Abuse

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Review the various responses from the clusters in Discussion Question 2.

Respond to the following: In Discussion Question 2, you examined the various viewpoints on causes and treatments for substance abuse. With which viewpoint or viewpoints do you agree most? Why?

Provide specific examples of causal factors and treatments outlined by the respective theoretical viewpoints.

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PSY 270 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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Anorexia and bulimia are serious problems with devastating effects. Both are eating disorders, but each has distinct characteristics. What are some differences between these two disorders? How do these disorders affect the people who suffer from them? What leads a person to become either anorexic or bulimic? Are the causes internal, external, or both? Explain your answers.

Review Ch. 12 of in Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology. Your instructor will divide the class into four discussion clusters. Answer the following questions in your cluster: How does your assigned theoretical viewpoint explain the causes of substance abuse, and what treatments does it recommend? What are some of the strengths or weaknesses of your assigned viewpoint?


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PSY 270 Week 6 Assignment Schizophrenia Presentation

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Assignment: Schizophrenia Presentation

You are considered an expert in your field and your supervisor has asked you to speak at an upcoming symposium addressing several topics of abnormal psychology. Your presentation must outline the symptoms, treatments, and popularly held views of schizophrenia.

Create an 8- to 10-slide MicrosoftÂŽ PowerPointÂŽ presentation that includes an introduction and a conclusion. Address the following in your presentation:


What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? How is schizophrenia diagnosed? How is schizophrenia explained by the biological, psychological, and sociocultural views? What are the various methods of treating schizophrenia? Does any one treatment seem to be more effective than the others? If so, which treatment and why?

Post your presentation as an attachment.

Week 6 Assignment tips-- be sure to cite even when doing power point presentations. If you quote or paraphrase on the slides, include a citation on the slide. Do the same with speaker notes (all power point presentations must include speaker notes for each slide). Also, whenever you cite, you must also include a reference list- make it your last slide.

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PSY 270 Week 6 Checkpoint Mind Over Matter

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Resource: A Matter Over Mind article

Review the Electronic Reserve Readings for Week Five, located on the student Web site. In your reading, A Matter Over Mind, the author presents the case of a young man who shoots and kills a police officer. The case argues a defendant’s constitutional right to use the insanity defense and the amount of leeway provided to prosecutors.

What is the difference between mental illness and insanity? (Hint: What is the important second prong of the McNaughten rule?) The McNaughten rule cannot be used to defend the actions of a person who drinks alcohol and then murders someone. Why not? Identify each of the following:


Rational and guilty Guilty but insane Not guilty by reason of insanity

If you were deciding this case, how would you rule? Briefly explain your decision.

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PSY 270 Week 7 Checkpoint Autism and Mental Retardation Appendix F

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Resource: Appendix F Answer the questions in Appendix F. Post your answers as an attachment.

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PSY 270 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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Children, like adults, experience depression and anxiety. How do the experiences of children who feel anxiety or depression compare to those of adults who feel anxiety or depression? Explain your answers.


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a growing concern in the United States. How does ADHD differ from disruptive behavior disorder? How might these two disorders affect a classroom? Do you believe doctors overprescribe medication for ADHD? Explain your answer.

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PSY 270 Week 8 Assignment DSM-IV Evaluation Appendix H

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Resource: Appendix H


Complete Appendix H. Format your paper according to APA standards. Post your assignment as a 350- to 700-word attachment.

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PSY 270 Week 8 Checkpoint DSM-IV Problems Appendix G

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Resource: Appendix G Complete Appendix G. Post your answers as an attachment.


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PSY 270 Week 9 Capstone DQ

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Psychology has many applications in our lives, both professionally and personally. How might having a background in psychology help you in your professional life? How might it help you in your personal life?

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PSY 270 Week 9 Final Project Psychological Disorder Analysis

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Marla is a 42-year-old Hispanic female who comes to the mental health clinic complaining of having trouble sleeping, feeling "jumpy all of the time," and experiencing an inability to concentrate. These symptoms are causing problems for her at work, where she is an accountant.

Resources: Appendix A, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, and the Faces of Abnormal Psychology Interactive application at the McGraw Hill Higher Education Web site

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper analyzing Marla’s disorder. Address the following:


Decide which disorder Marla may have using the information in the Faces of Abnormal Psychology Interactive Application at http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/psychology/faces/#. The profile introduction will match more than one of the disorders found in the application. You must choose one of the disorders and complete the profile.

o Include the 10 question from the week Four CheckPoint.

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Psy 270 Possible Is Everything--snaptutorial.com  

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com PSY 270 Week 1 Checkpoint Research Methods Appendix B PSY 270 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2 PSY 270 Week...

Psy 270 Possible Is Everything--snaptutorial.com  

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com PSY 270 Week 1 Checkpoint Research Methods Appendix B PSY 270 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2 PSY 270 Week...

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