Abnormal Psychology

This comprehensive, ready-to-adopt Abnormal Psychology course provides thorough coverage of all topics from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), including a discussion of all major mental disorders, etiology, epidemiology, and treatments. The course includes frequent examples, case studies, videos, and practice opportunities to foster application and critical thinking

What makes this Abnormal Psychology course unique and effective?

  • The course emphasizes the biopsychosocial model and encourages students to think both objectively and compassionately about individuals experiencing mental illness.
  • Each section on mental disorders contains videos, practice questions, key takeaways, and glossaries.
  • Sample case studies are included with each module and examples from both clinical research and practice are incorporated within the readings.
  • Multiple interactive pieces encourage students to apply the concepts they are learning.
  • Every module includes Powerpoint slides, discussions, and assignments to help instructors easily adopt the course.

Developed By

The course is developed with the help of a dedicated team of psychologists and practitioners, including materials from OpenStax and Noba.

Contributors include:

  • Wallis Back, Glendale Career College
  • Amber Gilewski, Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Christina Hicks, MS, CRC
  • Robert Hoople, SUNY Oneonta
  • Margaret Krone, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Julie Lazzara, Paradise Valley Community College
  • Julie Manley, Coppin State University
  • Sonja Ann Miller, Hudson Valley Community College
  • Anton Tolman, Utah Valley University
  • Jessica Traylor, Gordon State College

IMPROVING AFFORDABILITY AND STUDENT SUCCESS

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HOW TO ADOPT AN OER COURSE

  1. Review course materials:  Click on the button “Review Course Content and Outcomes” above to view the content in Canvas.
  2. Approval:  Discuss and receive approval from your Program Chair.
  3. Adopt Appropriate Banner Designation:  Contact your campus course builder to add one of the following:
      • A) OMSF, Open Material Selection Fee: $15 OER materials (Candela)
      • B) OMCF, Open Material Course Fee: $15 OER course package (Candela + course)
      • C) OMPF, Open Materials Platform Fee: $30 OER platform package (Waymaker or OHM only)
      • D) OMPC (Open Materials Platform Course): $30 OER platform (Waymaker + course)

OER COURSES FOR IVY TECH

Ivy Tech has partnered with Lumen Learning to design courses using open educational resources (OER) that improve learning and replace expensive textbooks in high-enrollment subjects. With a cost of just $15-$30 per enrolled student, these courses often surprise faculty members by their combination of quality, ease of adoption, and affordability. This fee guarantees day one access to course content for students. It also funds Ivy Tech’s future OER development and the technical support and OER expertise provided by Lumen.

Ivy Tech’s OER initiative is lead by an OER Cross Discipline Team made up of program chairs, department chairs and deans from across the College. It was formed in 2016 to prioritize courses for the transition to OER, and to oversee quality in the course development process. Ivy Tech partners with leading OER provider Lumen Learning to support content curation, creation, and delivery of OER content.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

  • Ready-to-Adopt: Lumen provides easy-to-customize course materials that work seamlessly inside Canvas and have the supplemental resources that open content doesn’t always have, like quiz banks, PowerPoints, assignments, and automatic grading, saving you time. Many courses include a pacing guide, to assist in adjusting term length.
  • Affordable: We work with institutions to consider payment options that best support their goals for access, affordability, and student success. We offer multiple options that fit easily into existing administrative and funding processes and the price ranges from $15-$30 per student, per course.
  • Student Engagement: Lumen courseware includes interactive simulations, practice questions, online homework, personalized learning tools, and other learning activities to engage students and help them become better learners.

See OER pioneer David Wiley’s overviews of Lumen courseware.

DETAILS ABOUT LUMEN COURSES

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What’s Waymaker?

User-friendly digital courseware with data-driven learning design, personalization, and messaging tools that can increase student engagement, persistence, and passing rates.

  • Personalized study plans
  • Texts and supplemental materials
  • Real-time feedback
  • Easier communication & connection
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What’s OHM?

Lumen’s Online Homework Manager (OHM) is a flexible, LMS-integrated math homework engine with learning content and activities you tailor to fit your students’ needs.

  • Instruction & homework system
  • Customizable courses
  • Immediate feedback for students
  • Ongoing faculty support
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What’s Candela?

Extremely affordable and highly customizable e-book with curated text, video, interactives, and other learning materials to replace expensive textbooks.

  • 20 courses customized specifically for Ivy Tech students
  • OER for 60+ courses
  • Customizable curriculum