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PSYC 210: Abnormal Psychology - Fall 2017 - Delawalla

Bipolar expeditions: mania and depression in American culture

Writing Assignment

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Task: Choose a character from a movie, book, or TV series that displays symptoms of a psychological problem. Using class lectures, discussions, and readings, determine if your case study meets diagnostic criteria for one or more specific psychological disorders. Write a psychological intake report on your character as if you were the treating clinician. (See outline below.) Your report must incorporate a theoretical framework that might explain the occurrence, maintenance and treatment of this particular individual's presenting problems (you may have to hypothesize information that is not specifically presented in the movie / book / TV show to do this). Find at least 2 research / journal articles related to your case conceptualization and incorporate their findings / analyses in your "report."

Format: 6-8 typed, double-spaced pages in 12-point font with 1-inch margins (with an additional reference page in APA format). See for citation information [also see the CIte Sources tab of this research guide]. We will also have a brief presentation by Jennifer Elder (librarian) in October on how to use and cite primary sources.

Due Date: November 30 by 11:30 am. NO EXCEPTIONS.
If emailed, send as Word doc or pdf to g.m.faboyede at

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