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folder1 MPTUO1a: Unit 9 Study Guide
Week 14 / Unit 9

Review this study guide for Week 14 / Unit 9 of the Introduction to Psychology course.

Unit 9 Study Guide

The following outline includes topics based on APA National Standards for the study of psychological disorders. Use these standards as a checklist to make sure you’ve mastered this unit.

document  Abnormal Psychology Study Guide

  • Perspectives on abnormal behavior
    • 1.1 Define psychologically abnormal behavior.
    • 1.2 Describe historical and cross-cultural views of abnormality.
    • 1.3 Describe major models of abnormality.
    • 1.4 Discuss how stigma relates to abnormal behavior.
    • 1.5 Discuss the impact of psychological disorders on the individual, family, and society.
  • Categories of psychological disorders
    • 2.1 Describe the classification of psychological disorders.
    • 2.2 Discuss the challenges associated with a diagnosis.
    • 2.3 Describe symptoms and causes of major categories of psychological disorders (including schizophrenia, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders).
    • 2.4 Evaluate how different factors influence an individual’s experience of psychological disorders.

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  1. The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.

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