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PSY 270 Complete Course Week 1-9 Includes All DQs, Checkpoints, Assignments, Capstone and Final Click link below to Purchase Complete Course: Week One: Abnormal Psychology Discussion Questions CheckPoint: Research Methods Week Two: Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Psychological Disorders CheckPoint: Models of Abnormality Assignment: Clinical Assessment Week Three: Anxiety and Stress Discussion Questions CheckPoint: Stress Disorders Week Four: Depression and Mood Disorders CheckPoint: Suicide CheckPoint: Clinical Interview Questions Assignment: Depression Paper Week Five: Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse Discussion Questions CheckPoint: Substance Abuse Week Six: Schizophrenia and Insanity CheckPoint: Mind Over Matter Assignment: Schizophrenia Presentation Week Seven: Problems of Childhood and Adolescence Discussion Questions CheckPoint: Autism and Mental Retardation Week Eight: Personality Disorders

CheckPoint: DSM-IV Problems Assignment: DSM-IV Evaluation Week Nine: Model Behavior Capstone Discussion Question Final Project: Psychological Disorder Analysis

PSY 270 Week 1 Appendix B - Research Methods CheckPoint: Research Methods Resource: Appendix B Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum] Complete the chart found in Appendix B. Post your completed chart as an attachment.

PSY 270 Week 2 Appendix C - Models of Abnormality CheckPoint: Models of Abnormality Resource: Appendix C Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] Complete the activity in Appendix C. Post your completed chart as an attachment.

PSY 270 Week 2 Assignment - Clinical Assessment Assignment: Clinical Assessment Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] Review the following scenario: 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: 1. What other information would you like to learn during the interview with the family? What questions would you ask? 2. In addition to the clinical interview, what other clinical assessment tools should you consider? Why? 3. Although you need more information to begin treatment, what factors might you take into consideration in designing an effective intervention for this family?

4. 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? Note: You are not asked to enter a diagnosis, only describe the kind of information that would be entered in each axis.) 5. Do you think that diagnosing Clara would be beneficial or harmful? Explain why.

PSY 270 Week 3 Appendix D - Stress Disorders CheckPoint: Stress Disorders Resource: Appendix D Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] Answer the questions found in Appendix D. Post your responses as an attachment.

PSY 270 Week 4 Appendix E - Suicide Resources: Appendix E and the “Suicide Rates by Age Group” article Review the Electronic Reserve Readings for Week Three, located on the student web page. Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum] Answer the questions in Appendix E. Post your answers as an attachment.

PSY 270 Week 4 Assignment - Depression Paper 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. Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] 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. Follow APA guidelines. Post your assignment as an attachment.

PSY 270 Week 4 Checkpoint - Clinical Interview Questions CheckPoint: Clinical Interview Questions

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 the text Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] 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.

PSY 270 Week 5 Checkpoint - Substance Abuse CheckPoint: Substance Abuse Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] 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.

PSY 270 Week 6 Assignment - Schizophrenia Presentation 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. Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that includes an introduction and a conclusion. Address the following in your presentation: o What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? o How is schizophrenia diagnosed? o How is schizophrenia explained by the biological, psychological, and sociocultural views? o What are the various methods of treating schizophrenia? o Does any one treatment seem to be more effective than the others? If so, which treatment and why? Post your presentation as an attachment.

PSY 270 Week 6 Checkpoint - Mind Over Matter

CheckPoint: Mind Over Matter Resource: “A Matter Over Mind” article Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] Review the Electronic Reserve Readings for Week five, located on the student web page. 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. 1. What is the difference between mental illness and insanity? (Hint: What is the important second prong of the McNaughten rule?) 2. The McNaughten rule cannot be used to defend the actions of a person who drinks alcohol then murders someone. Why not? 3. Identify each of the following: o Rational and guilty o Guilty but insane o Not guilty by reason of insanity 4. If you were deciding this case, how would you rule? Briefly explain your decision.

PSY 270 Week 7 Appendix F - Autism and Mental Retardation CheckPoint: Autism and Mental Retardation Resource: Appendix F Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] Answer the questions in appendix F. Post your answers as an attachment.

PSY 270 Week 8 Appendix G - DSM-IV Problems CheckPoint: DSM-IV Problems Resource: Appendix G Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] Complete Appendix G. Post your answers as an attachment.

PSY 270 Week 8 Appendix H - DSM-IV Evaluation Assignment: DSM-IV Evaluation Resources: Appendix H Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] Complete Appendix H. Follow APA guidelines.

Post your assignment as a 350- to 700-word attachment.

PSY 270 Week 9-Capstone DQ Capstone Discussion Question Due Date: Day 3 [Main forum] Post your response to the following: Psychology has many applications in our lives, both professionally and personally. How can having a background in psychology help you in your professional life? How can it help you in your personal life?

PSY 270 Week 9 Final Project - Psychological Disorder Analysis Final Project: Psychological Disorder Analysis Resources: Appendix A, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, and the Faces of Abnormal Psychology Interactive application at the McGraw Hill Higher Education Web site Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] Read the following profile introduction on Marla: Marla is a 42-year-old Hispanic female who comes to the mental health clinic complaining of trouble sleeping, feeling "jumpy all of the time," and an inability to concentrate. These symptoms are causing problems for her at work, where she is an accountant. Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper, which follows APA guidelines, analyzing Marla’s disorder: o Decide which disorder Marla may have using the information in the Faces of Abnormal Psychology Interactive Application at (Note that 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. o Summarize the disorder using the information provided in the interactive application. o Explain the origin of the disorder as well as any potential treatments by using one of the models of abnormality found in Ch. 2 of the text. Post your final project as an attachment.

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Psy 270 complete course week 1 9 includes all dqs, checkpoints, assignments, capstone