Abnormal Psychology Lectures
By Dana C. Leighton
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These lectures were given to support my Introduction to Abnormal Psychology course at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon, USA. They are "enhanced" podcasts, which includes my lecture slides, so be sure to open the "artwork & video viewer" in iTunes!
||Episode 13 - Eating Disorders||Eating disorders - anorexia nervosa & bulimia nervosa||5/19/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 12 - Childhood & Adolescent Disorders||Disorders of childhood & adolescence: Externalizing disorders (ADHD & ODD); Internalizing disorders (Tic disorder).||5/14/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 11 - Schizophrenia, Part 2||Schizophrenia - diagnosis, etiology, treatment.||5/7/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 10 - Unquiet Mind Discussion||Discussion of Part 4 of An Unquiet Mind.||5/7/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 9 - Schizophrenia Pt 1 & Unquiet Mind Pt 3||Covers Part 3 of An Unquiet Mind. Also schizophrenia - history, symptoms, & demographics.||5/5/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 8 - PTSD, Dissociative & Somatoform Disorders||Covers PTSD, dissociative, and somatoform disorders.||4/30/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 7 - Anxiety Disorders||Covers anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder.||2/1/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 6 - Mood Disorders part 2||Covers treatment of mood disorders||2/1/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 5 - Mood Disorders Part 1||Mood Disorders introduction; symptoms; etiology of depression and bipolar disorder.||1/25/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 4 - Assessment and Diagnosis||Assessment: interviews, self-report, neurological. Diagnosis: DSM and the medical model for mental illness; ICD.||1/25/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 3 - Historical & Contemporary Approaches||Covers historical understanding of abnormal behavior and mental illness, from 1100 to present. Also contemporary perspectives on understanding the causes of mental illness.||1/18/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 2 - Historical Approaches||Explanations for abnormal behavior: Supernatural, Somatogenic, Psychogenic. Historical conceptions for abnormality before the Renaissance period.||1/11/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 1 - Course Introduction||Course policies and procedures.||1/11/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
Great lecture but so many coughing & throat related noise
I really enjoy listening to Prof. Leighton's lectures. He makes phsychology so easy to understand. Only rather huge problems I have are the noises he makes. He coughs and drinks a lot, and those noises are amplified 1000 times, like sound of thunder. In Episode 3 biochemical neurotransmitter, he made huge water-sucking noise, coughed and came back up with completely altered voice. It was comical. I really wish he would physically move away from microphone when makes these horrible sounds. I put up with all and still listen to his podcast. Prof. Leighton, please don't make horrible noises into the microphone. I beg you.
The Best Podcast of It's Kind!
Dana C. Leighton delivers the information on Abnormal Psychology in a way that is easy to understand. I wish that more people would listen to this and be more tolerant of those who suffer from mental illnesses. We certainly need people to be more tolerant and understanding of people who suffer from these disorders, and Dana Leighton's Lectures are very enlightening. I hope to have the opportunity to hear a lot more from Dana C. Leighton in the future. I watch for new episodes of this podcast religiously. Thank you so much, Dana!
Great lectures, annoying students!
I Just started listening to this lecture series in preparation for taking a writing intensive abnormal psych class next semester and I am enjoying it a whole lot. Dr. Leighton gives a great lecture and I find him very easy to listen to and he holds my attention well. I definitely give five stars to Dr. Leighton but I'm giving an overall score of four stars because some, or maybe just one quite possibly, of the students is EXTREMELY irritating. Actually kind of glad u can't generally hear the students because somebody is just rambling on to hear themselves talk and taking up a lot of lecture time. I understand asking pointed questions to clarify something for your notes or getting involved in class discussion when invited, but interrupting the professor to express your opinions and interests in the middle of lecture is rude to the professor and to the other students that are probably much more interested in the prof's lecture than they are in yours. I'm not saying it's wrong to have a discussion about issues with the prof but please save it for after class or during their office hours. I'm sure if you bring up something that he or she feels would benefit the class they will bring it up there. Don't assume what you have to say is more important than what the prof had to say. And does anyone think Dr. Leighton sounds kind of like Dennis Miller? I think that's part of the reason I find him so enjoyable to listen to.