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Psychology High School Elective (Part 4 of 4)

In this 6-week course, learners will continue their study of psychology by exploring psychological disorders, therapies and treatments, stress, and health.
April Williamson
41 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$18 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 6 weeks
55 minutes per class
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
This class covers the following APA National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula (Revised 2022):

~ Perspectives on abnormal behavior
1.1 Define abnormal behavior
1.2 Describe cross-cultural views of abnormality
1.3 Describe major medical and biopsychosocial models of abnormality
1.4 Explain how stigma relates to abnormal behavior
1.5 Explain the impact of psychological disorders on the individual, family, and society.
~ Categories of psychological disorders 
2.1 Describe the classification of psychological disorders
2.2 Describe the challenges associated with diagnosing psychological disorders
2.3 Describe symptoms of psychological disorders

~ Types of treatment
1.1 Describe different types of biomedical and psychological treatments
1.2 Explain why psychologists use a variety of psychological treatments
1.3 Describe appropriate treatments for different populations, including historical use and misuse of treatment
~ Legal, ethical, and professional issues in the treatment of psychological disorders
2.1 Identify differences among licensed mental health providers
2.2 Identify legal and ethical requirements for licensed mental health providers
2.3 Identify resources available to support individuals with psychological disorders and their families

~ Stress and coping
1.1 Define stress as a psychophysiological response to the environment
1.2 Explain sources of stress across the life span
1.3 Explain physiological and psychological consequences of stress for health and wellness
1.4 Explain physiological, cognitive, and behavioral strategies to deal with stress
~ Psychological science promotes mental and physical health and wellness
2.1 Describe factors that promote resilience and flourishing
2.2 Identify evidence-based strategies that promote health and wellness
I have a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and have taught year-long high school psychology classes since 2014. 

I work hard to keep up with new research and developments in psychology. I attend online workshops often and I recently attended the American Psychological Association 2022 Convention on a grant from the American Psychological Foundation. 

I'm also a Nearpod Certified Educator. 
There will be recommended readings and extension activities each week. 
Note-taking handouts will be provided weekly.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There will be three quizzes to be completed outside of class time throughout the course. A letter grade can be provided upon request prior to the start of the course. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class uses Nearpod interactive slides which provide learners with the opportunity to draw and type on slides, answer polls, manipulate drag and drop slides, and more. A Nearpod link will be shared at the beginning of each class. Nearpod does not require users to make an account. 
The suggested readings can be done after each class to reinforce and build on the content. They are from the free online Psychology book from OpenStax, available here: 
If you would prefer a print version, it is available for purchase for about $30. We will use this book for all four parts of the Psychology in Society - High School Elective class. 


April Williamson
Lives in the United States
High School English and Psychology Teacher
41 total reviews
76 completed classes

About Me

🇺🇸 US teacher living in the UK 🇬🇧

Hello! I have taught secondary English, psychology, and social-emotional learning since 2013, working in California, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Japan, and now England. I've taught at educational summer... 
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