Abnormal Psychology

The Learning Outcomes of the Abnormal Psychology.

General learning outcomes

To what extent do biological, cognitive and sociocultural factors influence abnormal behaviour? (22)

To What Extent (22) – Consider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with appropriate evidence and sound argument.

Evaluate psychological research relevant to the study of abnormal behaviour. (22)

Evaluate (22) РAn appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.



Concepts and diagnosis

Examine the concepts of normality and abnormality. (22)

Examine (22) - Consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue.

Discuss validity and reliability of diagnosis. (22)

Discuss (22) – A considered and balanced review, including a range of arguments, factors or hypothesis. Opinions and conclusions presented clearly supported by appropriate evidence.

Discuss cultural and ethical considerations in diagnosis. (22)

Discuss (22) – A considered and balanced review, including a range of arguments, factors or hypothesis. Opinions and conclusions presented clearly supported by appropriate evidence.



Psychological disorders

Describe symptoms and prevalence of one anxiety/affective/eating disorder. (8)

Describe (8) – Give a detail account.

Analyse etiologies (in terms of biological, cognitive and/or sociocultural factors) of one anxiety/affective/eating disorder. (8)

Analyse (8) – Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure.