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Psychological Disorders Project   Tags: psychological_disorders, psychology  

Information on AP Psychology student projects to be completed after Unit 13: Psych Disorders and during Unit 14: Therapies.
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2010 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Slide Show Task Sheet


Psychological Disorders Project

Research and Slide Show

Task Sheet 

1.  Each student will pick a disorder (random drawing).

2.  Library research:  books, magazines, Internet.  Get lots of information about your disorder.  Minimum five sources (for “C”).  The more, the better.  Dig deep!  TYPED references list in APA format required.  Turn it in on the due date. 

Presentation MUST include:

Recommended, if you can find it:

  • symptoms
  • etiology
  • diagnosis
  • treatments
  • comorbidity with other disorders
  • prognosis
  • statistics (such as prevalence, heritability)
  • famous people (dead or alive) with the diagnosis

3.  You will share this information with the class, in a short (5-10 m.) power point presentation with verbal comments/explanations. 

Note:  In addition to organization, clarity, and accuracy, your ability to answer follow-up questions from the instructor and other students will be part of the assessment.

4.  Put the slide show on a flash drive and bring it with you to class on the due date.  You better make sure that it works on our computer (a PC) ahead of time. 

Note:  If you wait until the last minute to do your power point presentation, then bring in something on the due date that does not work, be prepared to take a zero.

5.  Due date:  April 19, 2010.   Be ready when I call on you.


Doing the Research

It is very important that you find solid, reliable sources of information.  Please do not use Wikipedia, when there are so many great resources available.  You can do a search for the specific psych disorder, or go to one of the following reputable websites to start a search.  Good Luck!


References Page

Your references page will be typed separately (hard copy) to be turned in on the due date.  There is no need to create a slide for the references in the slide show itself.  Be SURE that your references page is in proper APA style.  For further information, click on the next tab, "APA Format."


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