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 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 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 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 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 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 = Read more…

Abnormal Psychology Final, Dr. Heard

The 4 D’s Deviance, Distress, Dysfunction, and Dangerousness. Deviance Different, extreme, unusual, bizarre- norms (socially/culturally). Ex. Guys wearing make up. Distress Unpleasant/upset: disrupts emotionally, behaviorally and physically. Can be positive. Ex. Stress. Dysfunction Inability to Read more…

APSY 338: Abnormal Psychology

What we see as normal/abnormal is caused by Culture Perspectives Time What is mental illness defined as Distress Impairment Can be mental and physical/intellectual and physical What we tend to see with mental illness’ We 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 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 Read more…

Brain Structures and Function (Abnormal Psychology)

cerebellum involved in implicit learning, reflex conditioning, timing, balancing, and coordinating movements medulla has role in controlling cardiac, respiratory, and blood pressure functions Midbrain relays sensory input for reflexes (orienting movements of the head) includes 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 Read more…

Abnormal Psychology: Integrative Approach Chapter 2

multidimensional integrative approach Approach to the study of psychopathology that holds psychological disorders as always being the products of multiple interacting causal factors. genes the biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes; a 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 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 Read more…