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You may present evidence to support or refute a controversial issue in clinical abnormal psychology.

Possible Topics: (Select One)
Deinstitutionalization is a policy that serves the needs of individuals with mental disorders well. 
Repressed memories of abuse should be used as evidence in court cases. 
Psychotropic medications are useful and ethical in treating childhood disorders. 
See the PsycInfo data base for useful references. The reference librarian can assist you if you are unfamiliar with search research publications

Psych 371

Spring 2016

Guidelines for Extra Credit Paper

Up to 5 points possible extra credit.

Note: The total extra credit allowed for the course is 9 points, so if you have done other activities for extra credit, you won’t be allowed to exceed 9 points.

Papers (and articles) must be sent to Jonathan Cohn (jcohn@hawaii.edu) by noon, May 3, 2016.

There are 2 options:

  1. You may present evidence to support or refute a controversial issue in clinical abnormal psychology.  You are to research the issue and summarize an empirical research article (i.e., data were collected and analyzed), to support the perspective you choose. Write a 2-3 page paper that summarizes the article and explains how it addresses the issue. You will be graded on the both the quality of your evidence and the quality of your argumentative presentation. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source. The article must be from a psychology journal. You must submit a copy of the article along with the paper.

Possible Topics:  (Select One)

_______Deinstitutionalization is a policy that serves the needs of individuals with mental disorders well.

_______Repressed memories of abuse should be used as evidence in court cases.

_______Psychotropic medications are useful and ethical in treating childhood disorders.

See the PsycInfo data base for useful references. The reference librarian can assist you if you are unfamiliar with search research publications databases.

  1. Extensive Clinical Case Study: You may summarize a case study of an individual with a serious mental disorder. The case study should be based on a biography of the person. You are required to write a 2-3 page summary of the case that illustrates the diagnostic criteria for the disorder and describes the development and course of the disorder for the individual. You must also report the source of your information. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source.

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