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Spring 2014 Psych 218 Abnormal Psychology (3 units)

Section #4689      Begins 1/21/14      Ends 5/23/14

Course Description

An introduction to the branch of psychology that studies and treats mental illness and psychological disorders. Areas of study include the diagnosis, treatment, and the social, environmental, and biological factors involved in psychopathology. Specific topics include: stress; anxiety disorders; psychosomatic illness; personality disorders; substance abuse disorders; sexual disorders; depression; bipolar illness; schizophrenia; eating disorders; childhood disorders; treatment; prevention; and mental illness in society

  • Instructor:  Dr. Heidi Morgan
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Choose one of the following:
    1. Abnormal Psychology, 16/E
      Butcher, Hooley & Mineka
      ISBN-10: 0205944280 • ISBN-13: 9780205944286
      ©2014 • Cloth,
    1. Abnormal Psychology, Books A La Carte Edition, 16/E
      Butcher, Hooley & Mineka
      ISBN-10: 0205965024 • ISBN-13: 9780205965021
      ©2014 • Unbound (Saleable),
      Suggested retail price: $122.67
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week, per unit reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions. Generally for 3 unit college classes, students should allow 2 hours for every hour “in class” for additional study time.
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class to show participation or you may be dropped as a “no show.”
  • Assignments & Tests: Class consists of weekly multiple choice tests on the chapters, discussions, readings, and a paper.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at

Log-in ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
    Jose A. Garcia
    Student ID: 1021945
    Username = joga21945

Default Password: Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

You will be prompted to create a "strong" password, if you are a returning student use the same password you previously created.