Abnormal Psychology Chapter 13 Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders

prodromal phase Precedes an active phase-deterioration in role functioning, may be seen by others as a change in personality, peculiar behaviors, unusual perceptual experiences, outbursts of anger, increased tension, restlessness, social withdrawal, indecisiveness, lack of willpower positive symptoms hallucinations, dellusions negative symptoms lack of initiative, social withdrawal, emotional deficits disorganization Read more…

Abnormal Psychology Exam 1

Abnormal Psychology The scientific of abnormal behavior in an effort describe, predict, explain, and change abnormal patterns of functioning. Deviance Behavior, thoughts, and emotions that break norms of psychological functioning. Crosses the line when it interferes. Dysfunction Abnormal behavior tends to be dysfunctional when it interferes with daily functioning. Trephination Read more…

Chapter 12: Abnormal Psychology

Psychological Disorder Deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) A psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of one or more of three key symptoms: extreme inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Medical Model The concept that diseases, in this case psychological disorders, Read more…

Abnormal Psychology: Disorders and Treatments

Abnormal behavior (definition, factors, examples of cultural-specific disorders) I. Abnormal Behavior a. No clear definition b. Factors i. Place ii. Time iii. Mental state iv. Actions v. Must be self-recognized c. Cultural-specific disorders i. Demonic possession ii. Brain fag syndrome iii. Running amok iv. Dissociative identity disorder/Multiple personality disorder 1) Read more…

Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World 9th Edition Chapter 6

Dissociative disorder A disorder characterized by disruption, or dissociation, of identity, memory, or consciousness Dissociative identity disorder A dissociative disorder in which a person has two or more distinct, or alter, personalities Dissociative amnesia A dissociative disorder in which a person experiences memory loss without any identifiable organic cause. Depersonalization/derealization Read more…

Abnormal Psychology WUSTL Exam 1

psychopathology pathology of the mind, i.e. the symptoms and signs of mental disorders such as depressed mood, panic attacks, and bizarre beliefs abnormal psychology the application of psychological science to the study of mental disorders psychosis a general term that refers to several types of severe mental disorders where the Read more…

Abnormal Psychology Exam 1: Chapters 1, 2, and 3

nonmenclature, study of etiology/comorbidity, insurance why classify abnormality? suffering, maladaptives, statistical deviancy, violation of the standards of society, social discomfort, irrationality and unpredictibility, dangerousness indicators of abnormality(study notes for this) certain forms of psychopathy appear to be highly specific to certain cultures ex. taijin kyofusho, ataque de nervios cultural factors Read more…

Abnormal Psychology, Butcher 16 ed. Chapter 3

adoption method comparison of biological and adoptive relatives with and without a given disorder to assess genetic versus environmental influences association studies genetic research strategy comparing frequency of certain genetic markers known to be located on particular chromosomes in people with and without a particular disorder attachment theory contemporary developmental Read more…

Abnormal Psychology Definitions

Abnormal psychology A branch of psychology that deals with psychopathology and abnormal behavior. It deals with a wide range of psychiatric disorders which are characterized by maladaptive behavior that is destructive to the individuals or to others. Diagnosis Identifying and classifying abnormal behavior based on symptoms, the patients self-reports, observations Read more…

Unit 12: Abnormal Psychology

psychological disorder deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thought, feelings, or behaviors attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of one or more of three key symptoms: extreme inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity medical model the concept that diseases, in this case psychological disorders, Read more…

Abnormal Psychology

What is a substance (as it pertains to ‘substance abuse’)? is any natural or synthesized product that has psychoactive effects- it changes perception, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. What is meant by substance intoxication? behavioral and psychological changes that occur as a result of the physiological effects of the substance on Read more…

Abnormal Psychology Test 1

Family Resemblance Criteria for Abnormal Behavior Suffering /// Maladaptiveness /// Irrationality /// Unpredictability & Loss of Control /// Rareness & Unconventionality /// Observer Discomfort /// Violation of Norms and Standards Suffering 1. Suffering – if it is causing them distress, making them suffer. They don't want to be behaving that Read more…

Abnormal Psychology Chapter 5 & 6

fear The central nervous system’s physiological and emotional response to a serious threat to one’s well-being. anxiety The central nervous system’s physiological and emotional response to a vague sense of threat or danger. diathesis-stress model disorder arises as a result of biological vulnerability + experience that meets the stress threshold Read more…

Abnormal Psychology

Thomas Szasz mental illness is a myth; any deviant or abnormal behavior is a response or function of problems within society. in order to better control the public/deter people from behaviors which threaten the natural social order, society created the concept of mental illness animism belief in the supernatural or Read more…