Course Schedule

Course Schedule:


Thursday Topic Chapters Covered
8/26 Introduction/Orientation Nothing due

Module 1: Understanding Abnormal Behavior

9/2 Contemporary Models of Abnormal Psychology


*Discussion board post 1 due Thursday 9/9; discussion reply due Wednesday 9/15

Module 2: Research and Ethics in Abnormal Psychology

Module 3: Etiology and Treatment of Mental Disorders (Lumen)

9/9 Anxiety Disorders

Module 4: Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive

o Why it Matters –> Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety (LUMEN)

• Ch 4.6 Anxiety Disorders Etiology (ESSENTIALS)

*Discussion board post 1 due Thursday 9/9; discussion reply due Wednesday 9/15

9/16 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Module 5: OCD and Stressor Related Disorders (LUMEN)

*Discussion board post 2 due Sunday 9/19

9/23 Mood Disorders



*Class discussion and reflection on post 2

  • Module 7: Mood Disorders (LUMEN)
  • Ch 6.1 – 6.2 Depressive Disorders & Bipolar

    Disorders (ESSENTIALS)


Exam 1

Topics: Understanding Abnormal Behavior, Research and Ethics, Etiology and Treatment, Anxiety disorders, OCD, and PTSD
10/7 Somatic Symptom Disorder and Dissociative Disorders  

Module 6: Somatic Symptom Disorders and Dissociative Disorders (LUMEN)




Psychosis and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Module 11: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders (LUMEN)

Ch. 8.1-8.4 Clinical presentation (ESSENTIALS)

*Article Reflection 3 due Thursday 10/21

10/21 Personality Disorders
  • Ch 9.1 – 9.5 Personality Disorders (ESSENTIALS)
  • Module 12: Personality Disorders (LUMEN)
10/28 Eating and Sleep Disorders

*Discussion board post 4 due Sunday 10/31; discussion reply due Wednesday 11/3

  • Module 8: Eating and Sleep Disorders (LUMEN)
11/4 Exam Review Jeopardy

Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

*class discussion and reflection on post 4

  • Module 9: Substance-related and Addictive Disorders (LUMEN)


Exam 2 Topics: Somatic and Dissociative Disorders, Mood disorders, Psychosis and Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, Eating and Sleep Disorders



Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

*Groups 1 & 2 to present

  • Module 13: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (LUMEN) 
11/25 NO CLASS THANKSGIVING  Nothing due


Sexual Deviations and Dysfunctions

*Groups 3 & 4 to present

*Discussion board post 5 due Sunday 12/5; discussion reply due Wednesday 12/8

*class discussion and reflection on post 5

  • Module 10: Sexual Deviations and Dysfunctions (LUMEN)
12/9 Final Exam Review Jeopardy

Neurocognitive Disorders

*Groups 5 & 6 to present

*Class discussion and reflection on post 5

  • Module 14: Neurocognitive Disorders (LUMEN)
12/16 Final Exam Topics: Contemporary Models, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, OCD and PTSD, Psychosis/Schizophrenia, Dissociative Disorders, Personality Disorders, Eating/Sleep Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Sexual Deviations and Dysfunctions, Disorders of Childhood/Adolescence