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 Terms <3

classification assignment of objects or people to categories on the basis of shared characteristics DSM IV-R diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. made to be descriptive, to provide clear diagnostic categories, symptoms, etc generalized anxiety disorder GAD an anxiety disorder in which a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and Read more…

Abnormal Psychology Kring Ch 1

Anal Stage In psychoanalytic theory, the second psychosexual stage, which occurs during the second year of life when the anus is considered the principle erogenous zone. Analytical Psychology A variation of Freud’s psychoanalysis introduced by Carl Jung, focusing less on biological drives and more on factors such as self-fulfilment, the Read more…

Abnormal Psychology Chapter 2-3

Multidimentional biological (genetics, neuroscience) psychological (behavior, cognitive) emotional influences social/interpersonal factors developmental factors Diathesis-Stress model Diathesis: predisposition/vulnerability Stress: environmental stressors Development of the Disorder: The stronger the diathesis, the less stress is necessary to produce the disorder (inherited predisposition to develop the disorder + prenatal trauma, childhood/sexual/physical abuse, family conflict, Read more…

Abnormal Psychology- Schizophrenia

schizophrenia studied pattern most studies and most understood of Mental Illness psychosis as a symptom used as a term stating when a person doesn’t have an accurate view of reality thought disorder as a symptom thinking becomes chaotic, difficulty with communication, adjation (hyperactive or sluggish), inappropriate emotion positive symptoms of Read more…

Psych 111 (Abnormal Psychology)

The 3 models that are used by psychologists to understand mental disorders. Medical, behavioral, and sociocultural model. Medical Model Sigmund Freud, Look at mental disorders like illnesses—”mental illness” Behavioral Model Behaviorists like Skinner say mental disorders are a result of maladaptive learning. – Behaviorists believe that everything is learned so Read more…

Abnormal Psychology (Chapters 1-7)

Genes the hardware of a computer system Epigenetics, Software/program that’s designed to do something (it is dependent on the hardware though) Diathesis Vulnerability/predisposition Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline) Stress hormone Serotonin • Behavior, moods, thought processes (low = more risk for impulsivity) • Low— it’s concentration issues and energy, high anxiety, and depression Read more…