Abnormal Psychology

Article Analysis:

Please choose an article in the weekly readings (required or additional) that you find interesting. Read the article and write an analysis that includes the following sections:

  1. Categorize the article’s audience: Your weekly assigned article(s) may be written for the lay public, newspaper article, literature review, research article, etc.
  2. Topic: Explain the main subject of the article. Clarify within the subject the main ideas brought about by the article.
  3. Thesis/Main Hypothesis: Elucidate the main concept/hypothesis/construct that the article tests or defends.
  4. Results: Explain the main results of the study. If your article is a popularized psychology article or a per reviewed literature review explain the central assumptions of this article.
  5. Critical Thinking: In this section, please try to respond to the questions that apply to your case.
    • Is the information presented in this article reliable? Explain why.
    • Is the methodology well-chosen to explore its main topic? Explain why.
    • Are the research question and/or methodology somehow biased? Explain why.
    • Did you find any issue with the validity/reliability of the sample? Explain why.
    • Are the results of this article scientifically reliable? Explain why.
    • Is this topic interesting to advance scientific research? Explain why.
    • Is this article useful for you as a student to improve or deepen your understanding of the subject that you are studying? Explain why.
    • Has this article brought about a piece of information that you could apply to your own life? Explain why.

Compose your analysis in APA format, including the introduction and conclusion, and in-text citations for all sources used. In addition to your 2-3 page essay, you must include an APA-style title page and reference page. Click the assignment link to compare your work to the rubric before submitting it. Click the same link to submit your assignment.

Topic: Neurodevelopmental, Disruptive, Conduct and Elimination Disorders



This week Neurodevelopmental, Disruptive, Conduct and Elimination disorders are described  from an etiological and symptomatologic perspective.  Your textbook’s  presentation of mental conditions such as Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder and oppositional Defiant Disorder, Enuresis and Encopresis is followed by real-world examples that help you understand the specificity of every one of these mental disorders.   

Goals for this week and their relationship to our course objectives

This week our learning materials, activities and assignments will help you achieve these goals:

  • acquire a working knowledge of psychopathology, its assessment and proposed treatments.Understand the various DSM-V categories of behavior including, but not limited to: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating and sleeping disorders, personality disorders,sexual disorders, psychotic disorders, substance-related disorders, etc.;
  • identify and differentiate between the major symptoms of various psychological disorders; and
  • examine and understand the legal and ethical issues related to mental health care.

which will assist you in achieving these course objectives

  • display your own perspectives screening them through the recently learned concepts;
  • apply concepts that belong to the field of psychopathology to hands-on video assignments;
  • communicate effectively in written form using references from the textbook and the weekly reading and using an APA format; and
  • organize facts, information, and ideas during the weekly assignments, article analyses and discussions and show an increasing mastery of the learned concepts.

Article (Please choose ONE):


Chapter 13 – Neurodevelopmental, Disruptive, Conduct and Elimination Disorders

Beidel, D. C., Bulik, C. M., Stanley, M. A. (2017). Abnormal psychology: A scientist-practitioner approach (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.

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