Essay 5: Models of Abnormal Psychology Through Case Study.

Essay 5: Models of Abnormal Psychology Through Case Study.

Essay 5: Models of Abnormal Psychology Through Case Study.

Comparing Models of Abnormal Psychology Through Case Study.

The goal of this assignment is to explore two models of abnormal psychology beyond the textbook and apply these perspectives to one case study depicting a major mental illness.
I will email you the the APA citation style word document and the case study article.

Essay 5: Models of Abnormal Psychology Through Case Study Instructions:

  • Require APA format word document
  • Please red chapter 1 and 2 of textbook: Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology by Ronald J. Comer and Jonathan S. Comer
  • Use two models
    a) Biological model
    b) Cognitive-behavioral model
  • Use the APA citation style word document that I email you. Replace all highlighted text as noted on the document. This document is set up in APA citation style so do not change anything that is not highlighted.
  • Complete one introductory paragraph that includes the following:

Make sure this section of the semester paper is labeled “Introduction”

A brief introduction with a thesis statement including the following:

  • A definition of abnormal psychology
  • A brief description of the “Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder”
  • A brief description of the Biological Model and Cognitive-behavioral Model.
  • The goal of evidence-based treatment specific to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized.

Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.