These lectures were given to support my Introduction to Abnormal Psychology course at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon, USA. They are "enhanced" podcasts, which includes my lecture slides, so be sure to open the "artwork & video viewer" in iTunes!
Episode 13 - Eating Disorders
Eating disorders - anorexia nervosa & bulimia nervosa
Episode 12 - Childhood & Adolescent Disorders
Disorders of childhood & adolescence: Externalizing disorders (ADHD & ODD); Internalizing disorders (Tic disorder).
Episode 11 - Schizophrenia, Part 2
Schizophrenia - diagnosis, etiology, treatment.
Episode 10 - Unquiet Mind Discussion
Discussion of Part 4 of An Unquiet Mind.
Episode 9 - Schizophrenia Pt 1 & Unquiet Mind Pt 3
Covers Part 3 of An Unquiet Mind. Also schizophrenia - history, symptoms, & demographics.
Episode 8 - PTSD, Dissociative & Somatoform Disorders
Covers PTSD, dissociative, and somatoform disorders.
Great lectures, annoying students!
I Just started listening to this lecture series in preparation for taking a writing intensive abnormal psych class next semester and I am enjoying it a whole lot. Dr. Leighton gives a great lecture and I find him very easy to listen to and he holds my attention well. I definitely give five stars to Dr. Leighton but I'm giving an overall score of four stars because some, or maybe just one quite possibly, of the students is EXTREMELY irritating. Actually kind of glad u can't generally hear the students because somebody is just rambling on to hear themselves talk and taking up a lot of lecture time. I understand asking pointed questions to clarify something for your notes or getting involved in class discussion when invited, but interrupting the professor to express your opinions and interests in the middle of lecture is rude to the professor and to the other students that are probably much more interested in the prof's lecture than they are in yours. I'm not saying it's wrong to have a discussion about issues with the prof but please save it for after class or during their office hours. I'm sure if you bring up something that he or she feels would benefit the class they will bring it up there. Don't assume what you have to say is more important than what the prof had to say. And does anyone think Dr. Leighton sounds kind of like Dennis Miller? I think that's part of the reason I find him so enjoyable to listen to.
Very interesting podcast but i couldnt make it through one episode because the teacher saus; uummmm 1-4 times in every sentence.
I am only one episode in and so far it’s okay, I really think that as a abnormal psychology podcast you should refrain from sharing false information. Your episode on childhood disorders featured a women who worked in a psych ward. She painted borderline personality disorder in a horrible and false light. Then also joking about “if she wanted to kill herself she would have” us down right inappropriate. Not everyone who has borderline personality disorder is violent, or self harms, or is dangerous. Those 4 point restraints she was talking about were used so she didn’t kill her self and then she makes the joke I mentioned previously? Also, not a fan with how she painted schizophrenia either. This isn’t a joke. These people are suffering every day. If you are going to have people share their opinions, maybe it should be on a day where you start off by saying that their views are personal and if they are uneducated. Spreading false information in this setting is detrimental to educating those in mental illness.