Abnormal Psychology

TERM PAPER (30%): (double-spaced, font size 12, 1” margins) and must be written in APA format.  Each student will select a movie or book (approved by the instructor) about a person with a particular psychological disorder. You will write a 5-7 page paper which will include: a general description and background of the disease, possible etiology, symptoms and available treatments. This information may be obtained from any textbook, the internet or review article (4 pages). You will then describe the specific disease history, symptoms, treatment and prognosis of the main character in their video or book (at least 2 pages). This is the most important section of the paper. Students must also include a discussion of the accuracy of the material using DSM IV as a guideline. Use standard size font and margins: left, top and bottom 1 inch and right ½ inch. (The paper will be 30 % of the final grade).

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