UPDATE: This Abnormal Psychology course uses the diagnostic criteria presented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) published by the American Psychiatric Association in 2000. In May 2013, the APA released a new edition, the DSM-5 which has significantly impacted the multiaxial system presented in this series and has significantly impacted some of the diagnostic categories and diagnoses. An updated podcast series based on the new DSM-5 were made available in Spring 2020.
This course is intended to provide a survey of theories and etiology of abnormal behavior and its social significance; description of symptoms; consideration of techniques of therapy and theories of prevention.
The material in this series related to mental health diagnoses is based on the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision which was published in 2000.
The podcasts presented in this series will include live class recordings of lecture presentations and additional pre-recorded segments that focus on frequently asked questions and concepts that often provide a challenge for many students. These recordings may also be supplemented by PDF files or handouts designed to further enhance the student’s understanding of the field of abnormal psychology. These materials are intended to supplement the traditional classroom approach of my courses and to enhance the student’s learning experience.
Target audience should include current students and others who wish to know more about the topic areas. The materials will not be textbook specific so that they will be useful to others. For HACC students, the purpose is to allow them an opportunity to review or catch up on lectures/class periods that they may have missed or misunderstood. For other learners outside of HACC, the purpose is to supply another resource for their learning that is both entertaining and educational.
The course was originally recorded during the Fall Semester 2010 with some updates as necessary.
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I hope you enjoy listening and thanks for exploring the world of abnormal psychology with me.
Introduction and Welcome
Abnormal Psychology Textbook Information
Looking at Abnormality
Contemporary Theories of Abnormality (Part #1)
Contemporary Theories of Abnormality (Part #2)
Treatments for Abnormality
Gender Identity Discussion is Outdated
Sexual Dysfunction (part 2) is pretty outdated on its treatment of trans and transgender patients-it misgenders a trans woman, and is incredibly bioessentiallist and sexist (Professor says that the trans woman in question will never truly be a woman because she will never be able to experience giving birth, etc.). Professor also jumps to treatment options that prioritize conditioning trans/questioning children into behaving along “appropriate“ gender roles, and makes no mention of the social transitioning that takes place long before the scare-tactic jump to sex reassignment surgery, which he regards as the hallmark attribute of transgender experiences (again, an incorrect assumption).
I was diagnosed with a mood disorder 16 yrs. ago. Thankful meds work and psychiatrists are ok lol. Well, it too me down the rabbit hole-wanting to learn about more about mental disorders. I am thankful to have found this lecture series. Bailey is enthusiastic and in unbiased imo.
Ignorant to personally disorders
He explains these disorders in a somewhat negative light, borderline has a strong stigma in the mental health field. Referencing his experiences with people in prison gives him a biased outlook. I would go to Marsha Linehan for information about BPD instead, she has studied it for years and created DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy). A treatment people with the disorder can live more closely to a normal life. Teachers who teach psychology who are biased or have stigma towards mental health can guide students down a biased path that can hurt patients more than help. People who major in it will have to learn to be open and research way more than what they’ve learned in school.