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Spring 2014 Syllabus for PSYC-D004.-64Z
PSYC-D004.-64Z - Linda Hurkmans
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Call Number: 40536
Term: Spring 2011
4 units
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Description
A historical overview of abnormal psychology with emphasis on current paradigms and models in psychopathology and therapy including a survey of research methodology; clinical assessment, classification, and diagnosis with special focus on cultural, gender, and age issues in psychopathology and therapy.
Prerequisites
None
Instructor Information: Linda Hurkmans
Linda Hurkmans, M.A., has been an instructor in the De Anza College Psychology Dept. since 2000, and regularly teaches courses in General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and the Psychology of Women. She is currently an Interim Full-time instructor in the Psychology Department at Mission College. She has also taught at Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and at West Valley College. She holds a Bachelor's in Fine Arts, Cum Laude, in Ballet from the University of Utah and a Master's degree in Psychology, with an Emphasis in Chemical Dependency from the University of Notre Dame. She has worked as a therapist, psycho-educational instructor, clinical supervisor, and administrator at various non-profit agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, such as the Daystar Foster Care Agency, and the Family and Children Services. She was the Director of Rehabilitation Services for The Salvation Army in San Jose, a 6-month residential program for 90 patients recovering from addiction. She oversaw paid staff and graduate level clinical interns and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counseling interns, as well as interfacing with the criminal justice system, social services, and mental health services. Prof. Hurkmans is an interim fulltime professor at Mission College. For the Abnormal Psychology course, Ms. Hurkmans enjoys working with students and sharing her knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, and effective treatment of mental disorders.

Phone: (408) 864-8770 Email is PREFERRED.
Email: lindahurkmans@sbcglobal.net
Office Location: DLC
Office Hours: Office hours online via email throughout the term, on campus by appt. only.
Requirements
Recommended but not Obligatory Prerequisite:
General Psychology -PSYC 1. Also recommended eligibility for EWRT 1A or ESL 5 advised.

This course uses the publisher's online course management system, called CourseCompass. After you have completed ALL of the "HOW TO GET STARTED" requirements on page 1, please start your course assignments. Be
prepared to spend at least 12 hours per week using and studying course materials.

1. Check Announcements on CourseCompass website every Monday, and more often as directed by the instructor. This course does NOT happen on Catalyst but on the website CourseCompass.
2. Read assigned textbook chapters each week.
3. View the assigned video clips from the text's CD-ROM. These video clips show interviews with people who have been diagnosed with various disorders as well as some interviews with clinicians. Each video is preceded by a brief introduction, and followed by discussion questions, which you will answer.
4. Answer the assigned questions following the video clips in essay form
and save them for yourself for future reference. Study them before each
exam. Some of the answers to these video clip questions will be chosen by
the instructor to be on your exams.
5. Take practice quizzes for each chapter to help you prepare for the
graded exams. You do NOT have to submit the practice quizzes to your
instructor. They are meant to help you study for the ACTUAL GRADED exams.
6. Take and pass 5 equally weighted examinations worth 50 points each.
(See Examinations below.)
7. Complete and turn in 1 paper on the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of
Mental Disorders worth 25 points.
8. Complete and turn in 1 Case Study assignment worth 25 points.

Objectives
COURSE OBJECTIVES
After completing this course, students should be able to demonstrate:
1. a basic knowledge of abnormal psychology, past to present;
2. an understanding of behaviors along a continuum from normal to abnormal;
3. an understanding of the basic terminology, concepts, and schools of thought in the field of abnormal psychology;
4. a basic understanding of how to diagnose patients using the DSM-IV TR;
5. a basic understanding of the causes of mental disorders and effective treatments that help improve
patients' lives.


COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is intended to provide a historical overview of abnormal psychology with emphasis on current paradigms and models in psychopathology and therapy including a survey of research methodology; clinical assessment, classification, and diagnosis with special focus on cultural, gender, and age issues in psychopathology and therapy.

Textbook
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS
Your instructor recommends you purchase the Psy 4 text from the De Anza College Bookstore because it is bundled with the required CD-ROM and access kit for FREE.


De Anza College phone: 408-864-8907, 408-864-8949.
http://books.fhda.edu/fhda/

It is the student's responsibility to keep current on Text Refund Deadlines, etc.
1. Jeffrey S. Nevid, Spencer A. Rathus, and Beverly Greene. Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World. 8th ed., Pearson Education, Inc., 2011, bundled with free CD-ROM titled "Speaking Out Videos in Abnormal Psychology" when you purchase a new text. ISBN: 1256056227
2. CourseCompass access code kit. FREE with the purchase of a new text if purchased at the De Anza Bookstore. You NEED this kit with the text to help
you register onto the website! If you purchase the text ELSEWHERE than De Anza College, you may need to PAY EXTRA for the kit. If you purchase the text elsewhere than De Anza College, go to http://www.pearsoncustom.com/pcmedia/de_anza/
for instructions on how to get the kit.

Media Availability
Internet
Written Assignments
There are 2 written assignments in this course:

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT #1 (DSM) DUE: Thurs. May 12 emailed to me by
5:00 PM.
Worth a maximum of 25 points. Write a paper on the Diagnostic
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Explain the DSM. What and who
were the main influences on the development of this manual. What kind of
professionals use the DSM? Briefly describe the improvements from the DSM
I, II, II, IV, to IV-TR. Describe the Multiaxial Classification System of the DSM-
IV-TR. What do psychologists write on each of the 5 axes? Give examples.
Choose ONE major change that we will see when the DSM V is published in
approximately 2013.

Please cite at least 3 resources that you used. Do NOT only use the text. Your
paper should be a minimum of 3 pages and a maximum of 5 pages, font size
of 12, of college level, and submitted ON TIME. Late papers will be accepted
but will be deducted 5 points automatically.


WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT #2 (CASE STUDY) DUE: Thurs. June 16 emailed
to me by 5:00PM


Worth a maximum of 25 points. Read the Case Study of a patient and write a
Multiaxial DSM-IV-TR diagnosis for the patient and suggest appropriate
treatment for him/her. The Case Study, with a full description of HOW to
complete the assignment, will be available on the Course Information page of
the CourseCompass website from May 13 to June 16. This gives you a
month in which to work on this assignment. Basically, it is your opportunity to
practice being a psychologist. It should be a minimum of 3 pages and a
maximum of 5 pages, font size of 12, of college level, and submitted ON
TIME. Late papers will be deducted 5 points automatically.

APPROVED WEBSITES FOR CASE STUDY ASSIGNMENT
(You do not have to purchase anything from these websites. Just use them for
information.)

http://www.behavenet.com/capsules/disorders/dsm4Trclassification.htm
http://psychcentral.com
http://allpsych.com
http://apa.org
http://www.dsmivtr.org
http://www.mentalhealthchannel.net
http://www.psychnet.uk.com
http://www.revolutionhealth.com
http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/DSM-IV

You can also go to your local Borders or Barnes and Noble Bookstore and ask
at the counter if you can browse through the actual DSM.

TURNING IN YOUR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS
Please email your written assignments (and any extra credit you choose to
complete) to: lindahurkmans@sbcglobal.net
IMPORTANT: please write the assignments directly into the body of
the email.
DO NOT use an attachment. Make sure you clearly mark it with your name
and the assignment as I receive many emails.

If you are having trouble with the written assignments please flag your email
in the Subject line with “questions on the assignment” or “help needed with
the assignment” or something to that effect. That way I don’t just think you
are submitting your assignment and fail to respond quickly.

Extra Credit
OPTIONAL EXTRA CREDIT. There are 2 Extra Credit options worth 10
points each. You may do NONE, ONE or BOTH of these two options:

EXTRA CREDIT Option #1 on a Mental Disorder.
Worth up to 10 points.
DUE: Thurs. June 16 emailed to me by 5:00 PM

Email it together with your Case Study Assignment.

Each student is allowed to do this assignment ONE time ONLY during the
quarter. Write a 3 page, double-spaced, font size of 12, and college level
research paper on one of the Mental Disorders that was OR was NOT covered
in detail in this course. Describe the symptoms, typical onset, prognosis, and
effective treatment. If the disorder has affected anyone you know, discuss the
ramifications for loved ones. Are there any misconceptions among the
general public about this disorder? It should be a minimum of 3 pages and a
maximum of 5 pages, font size of 12, of college level, and submitted
ON TIME. Please cite at least 3 resources that you used. Do NOT only use the
text.


EXTRA CREDIT OPTION #2 "Cognitive Distortions"
Worth up to 10 points.
DUE: Thurs. June 16 emailed to me by 5:00 PM

Email it together with your Case Study Assignment.

Each student is allowed to do this assignment ONE time ONLY during the
quarter.
See chp. 8 page 272, Table 8.6 on Cognitive Distortions and Rational
Responses.
Think about any Automatic Thoughts you have had in the past or still do
have. Write a 2 page paper.

For example, you may write it like this:

Automatic Thought:
I just do not have the brains for college.

Kind of Cognitive Distortion:
Labeling and mislabeling

Rational Response:
Stop calling yourself names like stupid. I can accomplish a lot more than I
give myself credit for.

Then write several sentences explaining:
What do you say to yourself? What is the type of situation in which you say
that to yourself. Which emotions are you feeling when you say that to
yourself? What is the Kind of Cognitive Distortion(s) that cognitive
therapists would say you are using? Are you aware that you do this? What are
some Rational Responses you have learned or can learn now that you are
more aware that you may be using some irrational and negative automatic
thoughts on yourself?

Write as many Cognitive Distortions that apply or have applied to you.

Final Grade
To access your grade after taking each exam, click on Grades on the toolbar
of the CourseCompass website. Only you and the instructor have access to
your grade.

You may access your final course grades through the Star System (408) 777
-9394 or (650) 917-0509) or the Internet [http://regserv.fhda.edu/da-
grades.html].
Additional Information
HOW TO GET STARTED-WATCH YOUR DEADLINES!
1. Register for the Psychology 4 course at De Anza College.
2. Complete the Online Orientation and submit the Student Information
Form by 5:00pm on Fri., April 8. If you do not make this deadline, you
may be DROPPED from the course. Be ready to give your email address that
you will use ALL quarter. All email correspondence with your instructor will
happen with that same email address, so please keep it the same. Online
Orientation may be found at:
http://distance.deanza.fhda.edu
3. Purchase the course text and materials.
4. Beginning on or close to Mon. April 4, register onto the CourseCompass
website.
You must do this by the 5:00pm Fri. April 8 deadline. If you do not make this
deadline, you could be DROPPED from the course.
This website is where the entire online PSYC 4 course will happen (see
instructions below). This course DOES NOT happen on Catalyst. You will NOT
need to come on campus for this course.
5. Start following the Course Requirements.

If you purchased your new textbook at the De Anza College bookstore, you
received a free kit explaining how to register on the CourseCompass. But for
your convenience, here are the instructions:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW STUDENTS REGISTER ONTO THE
COURSECOMPASS WEBSITE


1. Go to http://students.pearsoned.com/

2. Students Click “Register” button on the left side of screen if they
have never entered the course before.

3. The student enters their 6-word access code (found in their access code
card they purchased with their new book or purchased stand-alone at the
bookstore)…do not enter anything in the box at the bottom of the
registration page titled “Are You an Existing User?” Next

4. Enter the Course I.D. FOR PROFESSOR HURKMAN’S PSYCH. 4 COURSE,

THE COURSE ID IS: hurkmans22337

5. Now, enter student name and email information Next.

6. Choose the school you attend or type in the name of the school
Next

7. Type in a very unique User ID (username) and Password (you may need to
try a few different username and password options because other students
may have taken your idea already)…be sure to click the “I Agree” checkbox
and Next

8. Check your information (write down your new username and password)
then click the link http://students.pearsoned.com

What happens next:
Students are now able to access the course their professor has set up for
them in CourseCompass.

STUDENT LOGIN
1. Registered Students go to http://students.pearsoned.com/ and
the “Login” button

2. Type in your student Username and Password and Login.

3. Click the course link at the top of the next page and you’re in your
course…that easy and fast!

What happens next
This action launches the course for which the student is registered. You will
see the CourseCompass PSYC 4 course your professor has set up for you.

“I AM HAVING TROUBLE REGISTERING ONTO THE COURSECOMPASS WEBSITE.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?”
If you purchased your text at De Anza College Bookstore I have bundled your
CourseCompass access kit FREE with your text and you should have NO
problems registering onto the CourseCompass website.

If you purchased the text elsewhere, you may get an error message that you need an access code or that the Course ID and access code are not working together. This is how you should proceed. Please
1. Go to

http://www.pearsoncustom.com/pcmedia/de_anza/

It will help you register onto the CourseCompass website if you did NOT purchase the text at the De Anza College Bookstore.

If you are still confused:

2. Call Product Support at 1-800-677-6337
3. Tell them your course ID: hurkmans22337 is correct. I assure you!
4. You need Product Support to give you a new access code that will work with the course ID.
5. That will solve the problem, you will be able to register on the CourseCompass website and can get going with your studies.
Testing / Grading
There will be 5 equally weighted exams worth 50 points each. They will be a combination of multiple choice questions and true or false questions from your textbook reading and video clip viewing. You may choose to do the
exams open book or closed book, but given the 1 hour time limit, you will want to be as prepared for them as you would for your closed book on-campus exams. The format for the exams will be:

Exam #1: 50 questions (worth 1 point each) = 50 points
Exam #2: 50 questions (worth 1 point each) = 50 points
Exam #3: 50 questions (worth 1 point each) = 50 points
Exam #4: 50 questions (worth 1 point each) = 50 points
Final Exam: 50 questions (worth 1 point each) = 50 points


There will be NO make-up exams. No exceptions. The reason for this is that I give you 2 days in which to choose when to take each exam. For example, for Exam #1, you may choose from Wed. April 20 at 8:00am to Thur. April 21 at 8:00pm to take the exam. You choose the day and time anywhere
within that 2-day timeframe. You can only take each exam once, and once you decide to begin, you will have a 1 hour time limit.
There will be NO make-up exams. No exceptions.. "Problems with your internet access" is NOT a valid excuse for missing exams. Saying that you "thought this course happened on Catalyst" is NOT a valid excuse for missing exams.
Please have a back-up plan in place like using a computer at the college, a local library, etc.

COURSE POLICIES
Those discovered to be cheating (unauthorized collaboration, plagiarizing on papers, etc.) will be given an F grade for the course and may be reported to college authorities for expulsion.

DISABLED STUDENTS
"Note to students with disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide your instructor, Linda Hurkmans, with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from
Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC).
Students are expected to give five days notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS
main number) or EDC advisor (864-8839 EDC main number)."
Grades
HOW TO VIEW YOUR GRADES FOR EXAMS
To access your grade after taking each exam, go to the Tools page of the CourseCompass website and then hit View Grades. Only you and the instructor have access to your grade.
Assignments Schedule
STUDENTS: PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETING YOUR WORK ACCORDING TO THESE DATES. Check the website EVERY Monday to be reminded what you should be working on and when your exams happen.

I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU PRINT THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE AND KEEP IT RIGHT BY YOUR COMPUTER TO HELP KEEP YOU ON TRACK.


WK #1 April 4-7: Complete online orientation and register onto the CourseCompass website by the Fri. April 8 at 5:00pm deadline in order to avoid being
dropped. Read text chp. 1.

WK #2 April 11-15: Read chp.s 2 & 3. Be aware of your last day
to Add/Drop.

WK #3 April 18-22 Exam 1 on Text Chp.s 1-3 is available on the
Assignments page of the CourseCompass website from 8:00am April 20
until 8:00pm Thurs. April 21, California time. For all exams, you will have
1 hour to answer 50 multiple choice questions online. The exams will shut off
on Thursdays at 8:00pm, so if you would like the full hour to complete them,
do
NOT start later than Thurs. at 7:00pm. After you finish Exam 1, read chp. 4
later
in the week.

WK #4 April 25-29: Read chp.s 5 and 6; view related video clips on
CD-ROM and answer questions.

WK #5 May 2-6: Read chp. 7; view related video clips from
CD-ROM and answer questions. Exam 2 on Text Chp.s 4-6 and
related video clips
from the CD-ROM is available on the Assignments page of the
CourseCompass website from 8:00am Wed. May 4 until 8:00pm Thur. May 5
California time.

WK #6 May 9-13: Read chp. 8; view related video clips from CD-
ROM and answer questions.
DUE: DSM Paper. Email it to me Thurs. May 12 by 5:00 pm

WK #7 May 16-20: Read chp.. 9; view related video clips from CD-
ROM and answer questions. Exam 3 on Text Chp.s 7-9 and related
video clips from the CD-ROM is available on the Assignments page of the
CourseCompass website from 8:00am Wed. May 18 until 8:00pm Thur. May
19, California time.

WK #8 May 23-27: Read chp. 10 & 11; view related video clips
from CD-ROM and answer questions. Be aware of last day to drop with a "W".

WK #9 May 31-June 3: Please note: De Anza College is closed on
Monday May 30 in observance of
Memorial Day. Read chp. 12; view related videos from
CD-ROM and answer questions.
Exam 4 on Text Chp.s 10-12 and related
video clips from the CD-ROM is available on the Assignments page of the
CourseCompass website from 8:00am Wed. June 1 until 8:00pm Thur.
June 2, California time.

WK #10 June 6-10: Read chp. 13 & 14; view related video clips
from CD-ROM and answer questions.

WK #11 June 13-17: Read chp. 15; view related video clip from
CD-ROM and answer questions.
DUE: Case Study (required) and Extra Credit (optional). Email it to me on
Thurs. June 16 by 5:00PM.


WK #12 June 20-24 De Anza's Final Week. Read chp. 16.
Exam 5 (your FINAL EXAM) on Text Chp.s 13-16 and related video
clips from the CD-ROM is available on the Assignments page of the
CourseCompass website from 8:00am Wed. June 22 until 8:00pm Thur. June
23, California time.

STUDENTS: PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETING YOUR WORK
ACCORDING TO THESE DATES. Check the website EVERY Monday for
reminders and updates.
Cheating
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
De Anza College Bookstore Contact Information
Phone: 408-864-8455
http://books.deanza.edu/
LIBRARY SERVICES
De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus. Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours:

De Anza College Library: http://www.deanza.edu/library/

Services of particular interest to off campus students include:
  • Access to the Library Catalog which includes books, DVDs, and course reserves. Here is a link to the library catalog:
    Library Catalog: http://library.deanza.edu/uhtbin/webcat
  • Article Databases and Research Databases The library subscribes to several electronic databases which provide access to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Research databases include: LEXIS NEXIS Academic, Encyclopedia Britannica Online and a Practice Test Database which contains Nursing Exams, TOEFL Preparation, College Entrance Exams, and many more.
To use the article or research databases from an off campus computer, log in with your 14 digit library number or eight digit student id number. These instructions are repeated on the first page of the library website along with descriptions of all the online resources provided.


Distance Learning
Building: MLC 250
Email: distance@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8969
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