Science & Nature
Abnormal Psychology of Superheroes & Villains: Who Needs Counseling More?
In this class, we'll learn what a psychological disorder is, and the elements of various psychological disorders that can be illustrated in different Superhero characters.
Melissa Snyder, M.Ed., LPCC
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This class is ideal for students who have an interest in psychology and psychological disorders. Have you ever wondered why Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader? Or why the Winter Soldier has nightmares and can't stop reliving his past? We'll answer these questions and more in this class. No prior psychology experience is needed, but students should be familiar with the superhero/villain characters that will be referenced. We'll look at gifs, but no movie clips will be viewed in this...
1] Learners will be able to define psychological disorder 2] Learners will be able to identify psychological disorders illustrated by six Superhero characters 3] Learners will be able to identify at least 2 elements of each psychological disorder, as outlined by the DSM 5 (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with M.Ed. in Community counseling and a B.A. in Sociology. I am licensed to diagnose mental health disorders, though not specifically for Superhero characters. :)
Paper/pen for note taking. There will be a handout that outlines that information covered in the lesson. It can be uploaded in the classroom, and used to follow along or take notes. Learners can preview YouTube clips of their choosing or the ones I've selected to refresh their memories on the superhero characters. There will be no videos viewed in the class.
Informal assessment will take place throughout the lesson by asking students if they have questions or comments throughout lessons. There will also be opportunities to answer poll questions in the chat box.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents know best if their child will more comfortable with them by their side. The content of this course doesn't require a parent, but the nature/personality of the specific learner may. Some of these superheroes are in movies that are for mature learners and need parental guidance.
YouTube and Disney+ is a good resource for viewing clips of each Superhero character, in order to refresh learner's memory prior to class.
Melissa Snyder, M.Ed., LPCC
Licensed Counselor Teaching Psychology and Strategies to Empower Learners
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
389 total reviews
352 completed classes
Hello there! I'm a licensed professional clinical counselor who focuses on education classes and workshops for children, teens and adults. I primarily teach psychology and anxiety reduction classes on Outschool. Learning life-skills and coping...