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PSY 212

LACKAWANNA COLLEGE

PSY 212 HA Abnormal Psychology

Spring 2018

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00PM, 3 credits

                                           

Instructor

Candace L. Riedel

Phone

570-253-3980 (w), 570-390-0874 (c)

Office

Lake Region Center

E-mail

candace.riedel@falcons.lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

By Appointment, before and after class

 

 

 

Text

Kring, A.M., Johnson, S.L., Davison, G.C & Neale, J.M.  (2016), Abnormal Psychology (13th Edition). Wiley: New York

 

Description

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to Abnormal Psychology. We will study psychological dysfunction that is associated with distress or impaired functioning in a manner that is not typical, or expected, based on cultural and societal norms. Content will be organized in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). This course will use an integrative approach toward the study of abnormal psychology including the interaction of biological, developmental, and social factors.  Material will be presented via lectures, readings, DVDs, and class discussions and exercises.

 

Objectives

  • To explore the development, etiologies, theories and treatment interventions regarding  behavior exceptionalities encountered by human services workers and educators.
  • Explore the behavior associated with mental retardation, schizophrenia, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.
  • Understand the social, psychological, educational, and intervention issues associated with exceptionalities.
  • Understand and assess exceptionalities from the viewpoints of the main paradigms.

 

Requirements

Students should familiarize themselves with the text, terminology and concepts contained within.  Students will be required to participate in class discussions in a calm and respectful manner.  Students are expected to provide insightful and constructive feedback to fellow students.  Students should be knowledgeable and able to implement APA standards in their writing assignments.  

 

Evaluation

Students will be evaluated based on attendance, participation as well as grades on tests and papers.

 

Attendance Policy:

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online classes as well. Attendance is tracked by instructors, so be sure to log on and adhere to the following scale:

 

 

# of Times Class Meets

Maximum # of Absences Allowed

3 times a week

6

2 times a week

4

1 time a week

2

Developmental Classes

DEV 010, DEV 020, DEV 030

3

 

Withdrawal Policy

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. No exceptions will be made.

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

 

Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

 

Instructor Policies

  • Students should call or email instructor prior to class if a class is to be missed. Emergencies happen and therefore these will be considered on an individual basis.  If a student fails to inform instructor of why a class is missed within 24 hours of missed class, and unexcused absence will be recorded.
  • Make-up work: students must turn in an assignment within 2 days of a missed class to receive full credit. Each day after this, 10 points will be deducted up to 1 week late.  After 1 week, a grade of 0 will be applied.
  • A missed exam will be recorded as a 0 until the exam is made up. Please speak with instructor about making up exams.
  • You may bring your cell phones to class as long as they are on vibrate during class time. This is subject to change.
  • During exams all electronic devices, books, and notes will be placed under the desk.
  • You may bring snacks/drinks to class as long as they are not a distraction to others and you clean up your garbage. This is subject to change.
  • All papers must be typed in Times New Roman, 12 pt, double spaced and be in APA format. All must include an APA formatted title page and reference page.  References must not be older than 10 years.  NO WIKIPEDIA ALLOWED.
  • Students are expected to have read all chapters prior to class and actively participate in discussions.

 

Grading

Course grades will be based on the number of total points a student has earned throughout the course.  Assignments are provided in the course schedule below.  The breakdown is as follows:

                                4 Summary papers @ 25 points each                                    100 points

                                2 exams @100 points each                                                        200 points

                                1 Midterm project @ 100 points                                              100 points

                                Final paper @ 300 points                                                            300 points

                                Attendance @50 points                                                                  50 points

                                Participation @ 50 points                                                              50 points

                                Total                                                                                                     800 Points

Final grade is the sum of all points divided by 700.

 

Power Point Project Grading Rubric

Content

Possible Points

Score

Comments

The presentation meets the information requirements of the assignment

10

 

 

Information is presented in logical sequence/structure.

10

 

 

Information on slides reflects understanding and effective summarization. Information has not simply been copied and pasted from another source

10

 

 

There is not too much text on a slide. Each slide contains a limited number of talking points as opposed to complete paragraphs or lengthy sentences.

10

 

 

Presentation is free of spelling and grammatical errors

10

 

 

Design

 

 

 

Slides display elements of effective design. Fonts, colors, backgrounds, etc. are effective, consistent and appropriate to the topic and audience

10

 

 

Animations and/or sounds have been used to emphasize important points. They do not distract from the content. Text is clear and easy for the audience to see.

10

 

 

Format

 

 

 

There are a minimum of 12 slides not including a title and references slides

10

 

 

There is a minimum of 5 references used, dated within the last 10 years.

10

 

 

Images are properly cited; references and citations are properly formatted in APA.

10

 

 

 

Summary/Final Paper Grading Rubric

 

Presentation: Length, Content, Organization, etc.

Level of Proficiency

Criteria

Exemplary

Accomplished

Developing

Beginning

APA Format

___ Entire paper is double-spaced with 1" margins

___ 12 pt font, New Times Roman

___ Correct running head (header) with pagination

___ Title, name, school name centered and double-spaced (please also include course number and title, date and instructor's name)

___ Length sufficient to properly develop written communication with respect to the main idea, subtopics, etc. (ca. 8-10 or perhaps a few more pages)

___ Adheres to APA format but lacks 1-2 elements

___ Adheres to a smaller number APA elements

___ Does not adhere APA elements

Introduction

___ Approximately one paragraph, addressing the topic and a main idea

___ Includes thesis statement

___ Of variable length, identifying a topic

___ Includes thesis statement that may not comprise a topic and an assertion

___ Introduction present but incomplete, unclear or otherwise minimally acceptable

___ No introduction

Body

___ Generally of three elements (of from one to several paragraphs each)

___ Each element supports and develops the main idea (subpoints)

___ Each paragraph contains a clear topic sentence (and also logically leads to the next paragraph)

___ Less than three elements (of from one to several paragraphs each)

___ Not all elements support and develop the main idea

___ Not all paragraphs contain a clear topic sentence (and also logically leads to the next paragraph)

___Body present but significantly incomplete, unclear or otherwise minimally acceptable

___ No body

Conclusion

___ Typically one paragraph (or may be more)

___ Summarizes the body and concludes the paper

___ Contains restatement of the main idea (or thesis statement), summarize subpoints and leaves the reader with an interesting final impression

___ Less than one paragraph

___ Summarizes the body incompletely with weak conclusion

___ Contains less than the following: restatement of the main idea (or thesis statement), summarize subpoints and leaves the reader with an interesting final impression

___Conclusion present but significantly incomplete, unclear or otherwise minimally acceptable

___ No conclusion

Other Considerations

 ___ Contains factual support for the purpose

___ Avoids ambiguity in discussion of methods, results or interpretations

___ Is clear and concise

___ Is developed logically

___ Main points are emphasized and auxiliary or background information is kept in proper perspective

___ Relatively complete but does not address all points indicated in the presentation guidelines

___ Incomplete, unclear or otherwise minimally acceptable

___ Fully lacking in all aspects

Attribution

___ All sources properly attributed, no plagiarism, paraphrasing and direct quotes where appropriate

___ Sources properly attributed, no plagiarism

___ Attribution present but significantly incomplete, papers contains plagiarism

___ No attribution

References & Citations

___ References on separate titled page (centered)

___ In correct APA format (all information included and appropriate for type of source)

___ Listed alphabetically

___ Hanging indent

___ Minimum of four credible, accurate and appropriate sources

___ Each source is cited at least once and all cited sources are included in references

___ All citations complete and correctly applied

___ References on separate titled page (centered)

___ Not all in correct APA format (all information included and appropriate for type of source)

___ Less than the following (listed alphabetically; hanging indent; minimum of four credible, accurate and appropriate sources; each source is cited at least once and all cited sources are included in references, citations complete and correct)

___References present but significantly incomplete, unclear or otherwise minimally acceptable

___ No references

Writing Mechanics (standard grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage)

___ Assignment is at least checked using word processing spelling and grammar tools

___ Assignment is also checked visually for errors not detected electronically

___ Syntax, grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, mechanics, organization, and clarity are at the highest level

___ Assignment is at least checked using word processing spelling and grammar tools

___ Few to several issues with writing mechanics

___ Assignment shows evidence of minimal review for spelling and grammar errors

___ Multiple issues with writing mechanics

___ Multiple issues with writing mechanics and no evidence of review

 

 

 

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

4.0

A-

90 – 95

3.67

B+

87 – 89

3.33

B

83 – 86

3.0

B-

80 – 82

2.67

C+

77 – 79

2.33

C

73 – 76

2.0

C-

70 – 72

1.67

D+

67 – 69

1.33

D

60 – 66

1.0

F

0 – 59

0

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties

  • Make-up work: students must turn in an assignment within 2 days of a missed class to receive full credit. Each day after this, 10 points will be deducted up to 1 week late.  After 1 week, a grade of 0 will be applied.
  • A missed exam will be recorded as a 0 until the exam is made up. Please speak with instructor about making up exams.

 

Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated either in the online or traditional classrooms. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well.

 

The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, for which sanctions may be applied:

  • Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;
  • Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;
  • Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;
  • Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;
  • Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;
  • Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;
  • Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;
  • Stealing examinations or assignments;
  • Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;
  • Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;
  • Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;
  • Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.
  • Misrepresenting identity in an online course

 

(Please see the student handbook for more information.)

 

Disability Statement

Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution.  Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs.  Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab.  If you feel that you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Mrs. Christine Kiehart in the Disability Services office to discuss your options. Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.

Lackawanna College Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State Law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with Federal Law including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Lackawanna College is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender based harassment. 

 

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lackawanna College will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and gender-based harassment by employees, students or third parties. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. This policy applies to admissions, employment, treatment and access to all programs and activities that take place either on or off the campus at Lackawanna College. 

 

Lackawanna College will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and will take action reasonably designed to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner, end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the college community.

Lackawanna College complies with Title IX and all other federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Reports or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination should be made to:

Title IX Coordinator/ Executive Director of the Student Wellness Program, Marsha Pigga, Angeli Hall, Room 102, 501 Vine Street, Scranton PA, 18509 (570) 955-1466/ (570) 677-7589, piggam@lackawanna.edu

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action inquiries: Georgia Egan, Affirmative Action Officer/Director of Continuing Education, Angeli Hall, Room 300C, Vine Street, Scranton PA (570) 961-7815, EganG@lackawanna.edu or Tony Ferrese, Affirmative Action Officer/Seeley Hall Residence Director, Seeley Hall, First Floor, North Washington Avenue, Scranton PA, (570) 504-1760, FerreseT@lackawanna.edu.  

 

Additional information regarding Title IX requirements and how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: Office of Civil Rights at www2.ed.gov/ocr, 800-421-3481. Philadelphia Office: Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building,100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 Telephone: 215-656-8541, Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov.   

 

Portfolio and Coursework

Lackawanna College will empower you to experience learning by inspiring your critical thinking, accessing your talents and skills, motivating you toward a career choice, and encouraging you to make a difference. In evidence of this learning, the College requires a graduation portfolio containing Career Documents, including a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a career exploration; Core Coursework, including a research paper from College Writing; three sample papers or projects from Major Coursework; and a Lackawanna College Reflection Paper.

 

 

Course Schedule

Instructions:

All contents of the following table are required. Enter the information into the appropriate columns on the table using the Tab key to move around. To insert rows, click on the table and then on the Table menu, point to Insert and click on the Row action you want to take. To delete rows, click on the table and then on the Table menu, point to Delete and click on Rows. Delete these instructions once your coursework is entered. 

 

 

 

 

 

Week

Topic

Reading

Assignment

1

1/22-1/26

Introduction and historical overview

Current Paradigms in Psychopathology

 

Introduction & Discussion

2

1/29-2/2

Diagnosis & Assessment

Research Methods in Psychopathology

Ch.3/4

Summary Paper Ch. 1-4

3

2/5-2/9

Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Ch. 5/6

 

4

2/12-2/16

 

Obsessive-Compulsive-Related and Trauma-Related Disorders

Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

Ch. 7/8

Summary Paper Ch 5-8

5

2/19-2/23

2/19-CLOSED
2/21-Review

 

 

Ch 1-8

 

Review

6

2/26-3/2

Midterm Exam

Midterm Projects/Presentations

 

Ch 1-8

 

Midterm Projects Due

3/5-3/9

SPRING BREAK

 

COLLEGE CLOSED

7

3/12-3/16

Midterm Projects/Presentation

 

Midterm Projects Due

8

3/19-3/23

Substance Use Disorders

Schizophrenia

Ch 9/10

 

9

3/26-3/30

Eating Disorders

Ch 11

 

10

4/2-4/6

Sexual Disorders

Ch 12

Summary Paper Ch 9-12

11

4/9-4/13

Disorders of Childhood

Ch 13

 

12

4/16-4/20

Late Life & Neurocognitive Disorders

Ch 14

 

13

4/23-4/27

Personality Disorders

Legal & Ethical Issues

Ch 15/16

Summary Paper 13-16

14

4/30-5/4

Review

Ch 9-16

 

15

5/7-5/11

Final Exam

Ch 9-16

Final Papers Due

 

 

LACKAWANNA COLLEGE

PSY 212 HA Abnormal Psychology

Spring 2018

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00PM, 3 credits

                                           

Instructor

Candace L. Riedel

Phone

570-253-3980 (w), 570-390-0874 (c)

Office

Lake Region Center

E-mail

candace.riedel@falcons.lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

By Appointment, before and after class

 

 

 

Text

Kring, A.M., Johnson, S.L., Davison, G.C & Neale, J.M.  (2016), Abnormal Psychology (13th Edition). Wiley: New York

 

Description

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to Abnormal Psychology. We will study psychological dysfunction that is associated with distress or impaired functioning in a manner that is not typical, or expected, based on cultural and societal norms. Content will be organized in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). This course will use an integrative approach toward the study of abnormal psychology including the interaction of biological, developmental, and social factors.  Material will be presented via lectures, readings, DVDs, and class discussions and exercises.

 

Objectives

  • To explore the development, etiologies, theories and treatment interventions regarding  behavior exceptionalities encountered by human services workers and educators.
  • Explore the behavior associated with mental retardation, schizophrenia, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.
  • Understand the social, psychological, educational, and intervention issues associated with exceptionalities.
  • Understand and assess exceptionalities from the viewpoints of the main paradigms.

 

Requirements

Students should familiarize themselves with the text, terminology and concepts contained within.  Students will be required to participate in class discussions in a calm and respectful manner.  Students are expected to provide insightful and constructive feedback to fellow students.  Students should be knowledgeable and able to implement APA standards in their writing assignments.  

 

Evaluation

Students will be evaluated based on attendance, participation as well as grades on tests and papers.

 

Attendance Policy:

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online classes as well. Attendance is tracked by instructors, so be sure to log on and adhere to the following scale:

 

 

# of Times Class Meets

Maximum # of Absences Allowed

3 times a week

6

2 times a week

4

1 time a week

2

Developmental Classes

DEV 010, DEV 020, DEV 030

3

 

Withdrawal Policy

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. No exceptions will be made.

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

 

Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

 

Instructor Policies

  • Students should call or email instructor prior to class if a class is to be missed. Emergencies happen and therefore these will be considered on an individual basis.  If a student fails to inform instructor of why a class is missed within 24 hours of missed class, and unexcused absence will be recorded.
  • Make-up work: students must turn in an assignment within 2 days of a missed class to receive full credit. Each day after this, 10 points will be deducted up to 1 week late.  After 1 week, a grade of 0 will be applied.
  • A missed exam will be recorded as a 0 until the exam is made up. Please speak with instructor about making up exams.
  • You may bring your cell phones to class as long as they are on vibrate during class time. This is subject to change.
  • During exams all electronic devices, books, and notes will be placed under the desk.
  • You may bring snacks/drinks to class as long as they are not a distraction to others and you clean up your garbage. This is subject to change.
  • All papers must be typed in Times New Roman, 12 pt, double spaced and be in APA format. All must include an APA formatted title page and reference page.  References must not be older than 10 years.  NO WIKIPEDIA ALLOWED.
  • Students are expected to have read all chapters prior to class and actively participate in discussions.

 

Grading

Course grades will be based on the number of total points a student has earned throughout the course.  Assignments are provided in the course schedule below.  The breakdown is as follows:

                                4 Summary papers @ 25 points each                                    100 points

                                2 exams @100 points each                                                        200 points

                                1 Midterm project @ 100 points                                              100 points

                                Final paper @ 300 points                                                            300 points

                                Attendance @50 points                                                                  50 points

                                Participation @ 50 points                                                              50 points

                                Total                                                                                                     800 Points

Final grade is the sum of all points divided by 700.

 

Power Point Project Grading Rubric

Content

Possible Points

Score

Comments

The presentation meets the information requirements of the assignment

10

 

 

Information is presented in logical sequence/structure.

10

 

 

Information on slides reflects understanding and effective summarization. Information has not simply been copied and pasted from another source

10

 

 

There is not too much text on a slide. Each slide contains a limited number of talking points as opposed to complete paragraphs or lengthy sentences.

10

 

 

Presentation is free of spelling and grammatical errors

10

 

 

Design

 

 

 

Slides display elements of effective design. Fonts, colors, backgrounds, etc. are effective, consistent and appropriate to the topic and audience

10

 

 

Animations and/or sounds have been used to emphasize important points. They do not distract from the content. Text is clear and easy for the audience to see.

10

 

 

Format

 

 

 

There are a minimum of 12 slides not including a title and references slides

10

 

 

There is a minimum of 5 references used, dated within the last 10 years.

10

 

 

Images are properly cited; references and citations are properly formatted in APA.

10

 

 

 

Summary/Final Paper Grading Rubric

 

Presentation: Length, Content, Organization, etc.

Level of Proficiency

Criteria

Exemplary

Accomplished

Developing

Beginning

APA Format

___ Entire paper is double-spaced with 1" margins

___ 12 pt font, New Times Roman

___ Correct running head (header) with pagination

___ Title, name, school name centered and double-spaced (please also include course number and title, date and instructor's name)

___ Length sufficient to properly develop written communication with respect to the main idea, subtopics, etc. (ca. 8-10 or perhaps a few more pages)

___ Adheres to APA format but lacks 1-2 elements

___ Adheres to a smaller number APA elements

___ Does not adhere APA elements

Introduction

___ Approximately one paragraph, addressing the topic and a main idea

___ Includes thesis statement

___ Of variable length, identifying a topic

___ Includes thesis statement that may not comprise a topic and an assertion

___ Introduction present but incomplete, unclear or otherwise minimally acceptable

___ No introduction

Body

___ Generally of three elements (of from one to several paragraphs each)

___ Each element supports and develops the main idea (subpoints)

___ Each paragraph contains a clear topic sentence (and also logically leads to the next paragraph)

___ Less than three elements (of from one to several paragraphs each)

___ Not all elements support and develop the main idea

___ Not all paragraphs contain a clear topic sentence (and also logically leads to the next paragraph)

___Body present but significantly incomplete, unclear or otherwise minimally acceptable

___ No body

Conclusion

___ Typically one paragraph (or may be more)

___ Summarizes the body and concludes the paper

___ Contains restatement of the main idea (or thesis statement), summarize subpoints and leaves the reader with an interesting final impression

___ Less than one paragraph

___ Summarizes the body incompletely with weak conclusion

___ Contains less than the following: restatement of the main idea (or thesis statement), summarize subpoints and leaves the reader with an interesting final impression

___Conclusion present but significantly incomplete, unclear or otherwise minimally acceptable

___ No conclusion

Other Considerations

 ___ Contains factual support for the purpose

___ Avoids ambiguity in discussion of methods, results or interpretations

___ Is clear and concise

___ Is developed logically

___ Main points are emphasized and auxiliary or background information is kept in proper perspective

___ Relatively complete but does not address all points indicated in the presentation guidelines

___ Incomplete, unclear or otherwise minimally acceptable

___ Fully lacking in all aspects

Attribution

___ All sources properly attributed, no plagiarism, paraphrasing and direct quotes where appropriate

___ Sources properly attributed, no plagiarism

___ Attribution present but significantly incomplete, papers contains plagiarism

___ No attribution

References & Citations

___ References on separate titled page (centered)

___ In correct APA format (all information included and appropriate for type of source)

___ Listed alphabetically

___ Hanging indent

___ Minimum of four credible, accurate and appropriate sources

___ Each source is cited at least once and all cited sources are included in references

___ All citations complete and correctly applied

___ References on separate titled page (centered)

___ Not all in correct APA format (all information included and appropriate for type of source)

___ Less than the following (listed alphabetically; hanging indent; minimum of four credible, accurate and appropriate sources; each source is cited at least once and all cited sources are included in references, citations complete and correct)

___References present but significantly incomplete, unclear or otherwise minimally acceptable

___ No references

Writing Mechanics (standard grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage)

___ Assignment is at least checked using word processing spelling and grammar tools

___ Assignment is also checked visually for errors not detected electronically

___ Syntax, grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, mechanics, organization, and clarity are at the highest level

___ Assignment is at least checked using word processing spelling and grammar tools

___ Few to several issues with writing mechanics

___ Assignment shows evidence of minimal review for spelling and grammar errors

___ Multiple issues with writing mechanics

___ Multiple issues with writing mechanics and no evidence of review

 

 

 

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

4.0

A-

90 – 95

3.67

B+

87 – 89

3.33

B

83 – 86

3.0

B-

80 – 82

2.67

C+

77 – 79

2.33

C

73 – 76

2.0

C-

70 – 72

1.67

D+

67 – 69

1.33

D

60 – 66

1.0

F

0 – 59

0

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties

  • Make-up work: students must turn in an assignment within 2 days of a missed class to receive full credit. Each day after this, 10 points will be deducted up to 1 week late.  After 1 week, a grade of 0 will be applied.
  • A missed exam will be recorded as a 0 until the exam is made up. Please speak with instructor about making up exams.

 

Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated either in the online or traditional classrooms. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well.

 

The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, for which sanctions may be applied:

  • Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;
  • Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;
  • Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;
  • Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;
  • Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;
  • Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;
  • Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;
  • Stealing examinations or assignments;
  • Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;
  • Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;
  • Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;
  • Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.
  • Misrepresenting identity in an online course

 

(Please see the student handbook for more information.)

 

Disability Statement

Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution.  Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs.  Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab.  If you feel that you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Mrs. Christine Kiehart in the Disability Services office to discuss your options. Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.

Lackawanna College Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State Law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with Federal Law including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Lackawanna College is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender based harassment. 

 

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lackawanna College will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and gender-based harassment by employees, students or third parties. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. This policy applies to admissions, employment, treatment and access to all programs and activities that take place either on or off the campus at Lackawanna College. 

 

Lackawanna College will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and will take action reasonably designed to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner, end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the college community.

Lackawanna College complies with Title IX and all other federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Reports or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination should be made to:

Title IX Coordinator/ Executive Director of the Student Wellness Program, Marsha Pigga, Angeli Hall, Room 102, 501 Vine Street, Scranton PA, 18509 (570) 955-1466/ (570) 677-7589, piggam@lackawanna.edu

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action inquiries: Georgia Egan, Affirmative Action Officer/Director of Continuing Education, Angeli Hall, Room 300C, Vine Street, Scranton PA (570) 961-7815, EganG@lackawanna.edu or Tony Ferrese, Affirmative Action Officer/Seeley Hall Residence Director, Seeley Hall, First Floor, North Washington Avenue, Scranton PA, (570) 504-1760, FerreseT@lackawanna.edu.  

 

Additional information regarding Title IX requirements and how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: Office of Civil Rights at www2.ed.gov/ocr, 800-421-3481. Philadelphia Office: Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building,100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 Telephone: 215-656-8541, Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov.   

 

Portfolio and Coursework

Lackawanna College will empower you to experience learning by inspiring your critical thinking, accessing your talents and skills, motivating you toward a career choice, and encouraging you to make a difference. In evidence of this learning, the College requires a graduation portfolio containing Career Documents, including a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a career exploration; Core Coursework, including a research paper from College Writing; three sample papers or projects from Major Coursework; and a Lackawanna College Reflection Paper.

 

 

Course Schedule

Instructions:

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Week

Topic

Reading

Assignment

1

1/22-1/26

Introduction and historical overview

Current Paradigms in Psychopathology

 

Introduction & Discussion

2

1/29-2/2

Diagnosis & Assessment

Research Methods in Psychopathology

Ch.3/4

Summary Paper Ch. 1-4

3

2/5-2/9

Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Ch. 5/6

 

4

2/12-2/16

 

Obsessive-Compulsive-Related and Trauma-Related Disorders

Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

Ch. 7/8

Summary Paper Ch 5-8

5

2/19-2/23

2/19-CLOSED
2/21-Review

 

 

Ch 1-8

 

Review

6

2/26-3/2

Midterm Exam

Midterm Projects/Presentations

 

Ch 1-8

 

Midterm Projects Due

3/5-3/9

SPRING BREAK

 

COLLEGE CLOSED

7

3/12-3/16

Midterm Projects/Presentation

 

Midterm Projects Due

8

3/19-3/23

Substance Use Disorders

Schizophrenia

Ch 9/10

 

9

3/26-3/30

Eating Disorders

Ch 11

 

10

4/2-4/6

Sexual Disorders

Ch 12

Summary Paper Ch 9-12

11

4/9-4/13

Disorders of Childhood

Ch 13

 

12

4/16-4/20

Late Life & Neurocognitive Disorders

Ch 14

 

13

4/23-4/27

Personality Disorders

Legal & Ethical Issues

Ch 15/16

Summary Paper 13-16

14

4/30-5/4

Review

Ch 9-16

 

15

5/7-5/11

Final Exam

Ch 9-16

Final Papers Due

 

 

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