PSY2080 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: Projects
You are to select and watch any movie that addresses any topic or psychological disorder we have covered in class or in the text. Write a paper that discusses the movie and its character(s) in the context of your chosen abnormal psychology topic or disorder. Assume that I have not seen the movie you have selected and provide enough information about the plot and relevant characters so that I can follow your reasoning. Below this assignment is a list of possible movies from which you may select. You are welcome to choose any movie you want, but I encourage you to consult with me before selecting a film not on the list, to make certain that it is suitable for this assignment
In order to receive full credit for this assignment, your paper must include several things:
Papers should be no less than 5 pages, double-spaced and with reasonable font size and margins. Remember to proofread as well as spell-check. No handwritten papers will be accepted. See the schedule for the due date for Project 1. Late papers will be reduced by 20% (20 points or 2 letter grades) for each day they are late.
Your project is to be an original production. Do not take material directly (word for word) from a source and present it as your own, as this is plagiarism. If you use books or other sources in this project, make sure you cite them in the text of your paper, and provide a reference list, in APA style, at the end of your paper. Make sure to proofread and spell check your paper before submitting it. Points will be deducted for failure to follow these guidelines, for failure to proofread and spell check, and for misspelling, typographical, and grammatical errors. Here is an APA style checklist.
You may want to use the Writing Center for help with writing your paper.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest
The Other Sister
The Prince of Tides
Psycho (the Alfred Hitchcock version)
Rambo First Blood
Scent of a Woman
The Silence of the Lambs
Sorry, Wrong Number
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Three Faces of Eve
What About Bob?
Whats Eating Gilbert Grape?
Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
When a Man Loves a Woman
The World According to Garp
You will research and develop a brochure highlighting a specific disorder. First, you need to select a psychological disorder. You may select any disorder which is not covered in detail in class. I recommend that you choose a disorder as soon as possible, because only one person can develop a brochure for each disorder, and disorders will be assigned on a first-come basis. You must have a disorder approved by the second exam.
Information to be included in your brochure:
Do not take
material directly (word for word) from a source and present it as your
own, as this is plagiarism.
Presentation of Brochures:
Brochures earning grades of A will be given to the Counseling Department and I’m working with them to try to make copies of these brochures available for students.
75% of your grade will be based on the content of your brochure, including the quality and comprehensiveness of the material you present. 25% of your grade will be based on the clarity of presentation. This includes the organization and layout of the brochure.
Updated September 03, 2010