Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach

David Barlow, V. Durand

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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach

David Barlow, V. Durand

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Psychopathology

Written by Tashi

Notes on Lectures for all Semester 1

81 pages, 23215 words

Complete Psychopathology Notes (DISTINCTION)

Written by Rachelle

These notes are comprehensively written from lecture notes, the lecturers discussion, tutorials and...

76 pages, 19882 words

Schizophrenia Notes

Written by Nicki

The notes are extensive, they cover the entire topic of Schizophrenia. Explanations and tables/diagr...

15 pages, 3769 words

Anxiety Disorders Notes

Written by Nicki

The notes are extensive, they cover the entire topic of Anxiety disorders. Explanations and tables/d...

20 pages, 3014 words

Mood Disorders and Suicide Notes

Written by Nicki

The notes are extensive, they cover the entire topic of mood disorders and suicide. Explanations and...

28 pages, 5299 words

Eating Disorders Notes

Written by Nicki

The notes are extensive, they cover the entire topic of eating disorders. Explanations and tables/di...

16 pages, 3612 words

Substance Use Disorders Notes

Written by Nicki

The notes are extensive, they cover the entire topic of externalising disorders. Explanations and ta...

13 pages, 2674 words

Externalising Disorder Notes

Written by Nicki

The notes are extensive, they cover the entire topic of externalising disorders. Explanations and ta...

14 pages, 2919 words

Sexual Dysfunction Notes

Written by Nicki

The notes are extensive, cover the whole topic of sexual dysfunction with explanations and tables/di...

12 pages, 1922 words

PSY: Psychopathology Lecture, Tutorial Notes, MindMap Revision

Written by Claudia

PSY: Psychopathology Lecture, Tutorial Notes, MindMap Exam Revision Grade: HD

78 pages, 30000 words

Kathleen

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Hi, I have a Bachelors, Honours, and Masters degree in Psychology from Macquarie University, and am...

Reviews

DO NOT PICK THIS UNIT AS YOUR THIRD YEAR PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE! Why? -workload -organization/format -assessments -tutorials Positive -interesting content -I had a charismatic tutor Negatives 1. unclear assessment outcomes -Online discussion "encourages" group participation, Then restricts you from viewing or commenting on other student's answers. OK then??? suggestion: let us have an online discussion? Literature review asked for a study proposal and hypothesis, however, does not provide clear instruction of how detailed it should be. A lot of students were confused about how to address this section of the assessment and were marked harshly at this part. suggestion? tell us how to approach this part priorly instead of criticizing how poorly it was done retrospectively. Exam -An ungodly amount of content to cover. suggestion: Provide the specific pages that are important in the chapter 2. Workload -You are expected to purchase an online textbook that will expire later -The assigned chapter takes 6-7 hours a week to cover, BUT probably 8 hours if you want to cover it extensively -This is with coupled with online videos averaging around 1 hour a week to watch. 3. Format -instead of the conventional format of weekly lectures such as other units, This uses an online-centric approach to deliver content. It is explicitly revealed this is the format, however, many students fall in a sunk-cost paradigm (instead of going through the administrative process of transferring to another unit they stay with the unit out of convenience). -This format was not as educationally stimulating as other units. suggestion: change to the same format as other psychology units 4. Tutorials -This point is subjective, But I liked my tutor's charisma -However either pick a group discussion/ activity oriented format or a content dense format for tutorials both do not co-exist. Tutorial content was rushed and slides (sometimes whole topics) were skipped in order to stay on time. suggestion: Keep the group activities and discussion to consolidate important points on the topics AND reduce the slides and additional content in the tutorials. I've talked to various other students, and the consensus seems to be unanimous. If you want to be a clinician or counselor, you're better off doing personal online research instead of investing your time in an online textbook that you don't even get to keep in the end.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

This absolute mess of a subject is run by the same useless convenor who previously went on a rant about how useless her PSYC104 or 5 cohort were. Without a doubt if an entire cohort is struggling to comprehend a subject, it's most likely the lecturer not the students. For 337, go ahead and do the subject if you're prepared for whinging tutors, a disconnected unit convenor, lazy and horrid marking with a ridiculously high standard, and a workload completely full of "read the textbook", "do online garbage" and "discuss some uselessly specific topic" and learning absolutely zilch because the load is far too high to actually memorise all the disorders, statistics, treatments, aetiology etc etc etc

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

Easily the worst subject I have ever completed in my three years of uni. Wish I never chose it as an elective. The content in itself was highly interesting but the way it was taught and assessed was incredibly disorganised and consequently difficult to manage. You are expected to read a textbook chapter every week, which would take over 8 hours if you did so thoroughly. Also, it was never clear what learning outcomes you had to derive from the content. The convener, Melissa, was barely involved and then acted surprised when most students could not recognise her face (which she forced the tutors to include in our second last tutorial slide show. A bit late for a meet-and-greet don’t you think?). There were weekly videos on top of the textbook chapters, which didn’t even have slides provided for them. We also had to completed assessed forum posts fortnightly, and we weren’t even able to see or engage with other students’ posts until we posted ourselves (and then had to wait an additional 15 minutes, so most people just didn’t even bother). What’s the point of having a forum if there isn’t peer engagement? These posts also took way too long to complete (sometimes hours each) only to be worth 2% each. This same system of not being able to see the posts of other students also existed for each topic’s general discussion forums, so only a few people ended up bothering to post there. So ridiculous and does not encourage group learning at all. The essay on hoarding disorder was ridiculous as well. It felt like we were doing the research for the academic staff (who ‘happen’ to also study hoarding disorder) because the theory we had to integrate had not yet been tested on hoarding disorder anyway. Imagine finding research on something that does not even exist! Exhilarating! The marking was absolutely whack too, and I’m saying this even though I received a Distinction. The feedback provided was excessive, nit picky, inconsistent and often unintelligible. Never received such shocking feedback ever before. My tutor, who I feel too bad to name in full so I will just say that her name starts with ‘V’, was also shocking. She spent a lot of time complaining about how busy and tired she was, and how she only turned up to our classes because she was paid to. She was shocking at stimulating class discussion, using leading questions that nobody felt comfortable answering because we knew she already had a very specific answer in mind. She would then get angry at us for not participating, even though she created such an awkward and tense environment. I did not get much out of the tutorials because I was so on edge and she would skip through things she didn’t think were important. I understand that she is busy and tired, but we did not force her to teach us. That is on her and I found it completely inappropriate that she would express her discontent with teaching us. I agree with another review here saying that if you’re interested in this subject’s content, just buy the textbook and read it in your own time. Trust me, you will get way more out of that than completing this unit. Do not select this elective unless you are prepared to be overwhelmed, confused and disappointment. I wish I read these reviews before I selected this mess of a subject. The academic staff really need to reform this subject, but it seems like they do not care enough about their students to do so.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

This unit was a mess, really disappointing since the content itself is quite interesting. Pretty much just doing textbook notes (from an online textbook at physical book prices) and fumbling with assessments that are described very cryptically. A big shame since the content seems essential to any psychology degree.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

The content of this unit is pretty interesting but there was so much content to cover. The essay was terrible as there was no direction was given. Tutorials were helpful and enjoyed participating on the online forums.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

In this unit a student experiences psychopathology first hand. Students get to flail wildly with extensive material, a poorly defined literature review (scream) and no support for learning. Hair pulling, reflux and anxiety became a near daily event. Thankfully the material is interesting. Don't expect a high GPA here, read the textbook for your own knowledge and pick another elective. To study this well need to do only this subject.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Incredibly unorganised unit. Having very little lectures and basing pretty much the whole content off the textbook is ridiculous. The content is very interesting though. Do this unit if you have a lot of time to spare and not a lot of other units to do. Convenor is also hopeless, as mentioned before on previous reviews.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Similar to past reviews, I thought the actual content was super interesting and relevant to the work most psychology students want to end up doing but the organisation of the unit is terrible. Marking for the written assignment seemed incredibly harsh, students who normally get HDs getting Ps for example. Little to no explanation of why work was marked as hard as it was, just "thats how hard we decided to mark it". Also refusal to provide information such as numerical marks or averages. Convenor's responses to reasonable questions on the forum, when they do occur, are often condescending. Didn't enjoy this unit at all and really regret doing it as I fear it will pull my average down!

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Ditto to the other recent review; excellent content and lectures by Rapee, but downright terrible administration by the convenor which made things a lot more difficult than they had to be.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

While the content of the course is excellent and Ron Rapee's lectures are very interesting, the unit convenor this (and last) year is abysmal. Doesn't respond to questions on the forum, doesn't accurately outline the contents of the unit (the textbook readings are huge, assessable, and not clearly specified), doesn't deal with numerous students dissatisfied with marks for written assignment. It is common for some people to rant and complain, but it seemed that their number somewhat exceeded the norm. The situation could have been dealt with quite easily -- by providing statistics on grade distribution, like it's done in _every_ subject. But no -- ignoring students is much more entertaining.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017