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PSY355 - Morin

Dr. Morin: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

PSY355 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology - Morin

Welcome to the course guide for PSY355: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology with Dr. Morin. This guide was designed to help you find books to complete your Psychopathology Applied Paper. In this library session, you will learn how to find appropriate biographies in our library collection and how to borrow books from other libraries using Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad).

Assignment Instructions from Dr. Morin

Child/Adolescent Psychopathology Applied Paper* (55 points) - Due November 22, 2021 (upload on D2L by the deadline)
Students will choose a non-fiction book related to any exceptionality to read and summarize. The book can either be written by the person diagnosed with the psychological disorder or a member of his or her family. The book must focus on a child or adolescent's experience. (Exceptionalities of adults are NOT ACCEPTABLE.) Books on multiple personality disorders will not be accepted.
*Students must have the book approved by Dr. Morin no later than September 15, 2021*
In this paper, students must describe the following:
  1. The major significant events in the book as well as the symptoms and exceptionality the person has been given as a diagnosis. (Please do not summarize the book chapter by chapter!)
  2. Analyze the given label with typical characteristics of the disorder and identify possible etiological origins of exceptionality.
  3. Capture the main events of the chosen book and connect the symptoms of the child or adolescent to the disorders covered in class.

Paper Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 pages of content (DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COVER PAGE OR REFERENCE PAGE)
  • Cover page
  • Double spaced
  • Word-processed (typed)
  • Size 12 font
  • Normal margins (1 inch)
  • Times New Roman font
  • Reference/work cited page (must be in APA format)


Quotes must be cited by page number; long quotes over 40 words should be block indented. A reference is mandatory. You must cite the book and any resources you used such as the textbook or websites in APA format.


You must use PERSON FIRST LANGUAGE! Students who do not use person first language will lose points on their paper.


Students are required to submit their paper electronically to the folder in the Assignments Tab on D2L. LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCPTED!

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