Abnormal Psychology Flashcards

Abnormal Psychology Exam 1 Questions And Answers

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 An ancient operation in which […]

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Abnormal Psychology Ch 14 (Barlow) – Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Specific Learning Disorders Difficulties learning and using academic skills, as indicated by the presence of at least on of the following symptoms that have persisted for at least 6 months, despite interventions (read symptoms in notes) Autism Spectrum Disorder-Social Communication Persistent deficit in social communication and social interaction across deficits in social-emotional reciprocity, nonverbal communicative […]

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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 and psychodynamic theory emphasizing the […]

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Essay On Abnormal Psychologyology

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 divine (anti)religious influences on human […]

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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 disorders are abnormal things (harmful […]

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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 function daily tasks. Social, academic and occupational interferences. Ex. OCD spend more time washing hands than working. Dangerousness Harmful thoughts […]

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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 way, it's causing them problems […]

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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 collective unconscious, and religious symbolism. […]

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Abnormal Psychology Chapters 4-6, Core Concepts, Butcher, Mineka, Hooley.

Health Psychology A field of psychology is concerned with the effects of stress and other psychological factors on the development and maintenance of physical problems. Behavioral Medicine is an approach to physical illness is concerned with psychological factors that may predispose an individual to medical problems. Stress When we experience or perceive challenges to our […]

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Intro to Psychology 100: Abnormal Psychology

The Beginning of mental health -In the 1950s, we began to question the ethical treatment of patient in institutions -New drugs, particularly anti-psychotics, became available that promise more freedom, less expense and outpatient treatment -As a result, a world-wide effort was made to DEINSTITUTIONALIZE the mentally ill Where did they go in 2012, there were […]

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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 (your mind is spent so […]

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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 think/believe people who are impaired are a risk to society (EX) Homeless person What is statistical deviance Where people fall […]

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Abnormal Psych Ch. 1

abnormal psychology the field devoted to the scientific study of abnormal behavior in an effort to describe, predict, explain, and change abnormal patterns of functioning clinical scientists workers in the field of abnormal psychology who gather information systematically so that they may describe, predict, and explain the phenomena they study clinical practitioners detect, asses, and […]

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Abnormal Psychology Definitions

Psychopathology Abnormal experiences that include: -Mental pain -Emotional pain -Physical pain Mental illness A disease process involving collections of problems in: -Thinking or cognition -Emotional responding or regulation -Social behavior Cultural norms Cultures have rules for what is acceptable vs. unacceptable Ex: gender-role expectations Cultural relativism -There are no universal standards or rules for labeling […]

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lecture: abnormal psychology 4Ds, models

komer’s definition abnormal psychology is the field devoted to the scientific study of abnormal behavior in order to describe, predict, explain, and change abnormal patterns of functioning 4Ds dysfunction danger deviance distress deviance -differences, unusual, extreme, bizarre -experiencing deviance from behaviors (typical emotions and thoughts) -from social norms norms stated, unstated rules for proper conduct […]

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Abnormal Psychology Chapter 1, Quiz #1

Abnormal Psychology Area of study that attempts to describe, explain, predict, and modify behaviors that are strange or unusual Psychodiagnosis -Attempt to describe, assess, and systematically draw inferences about an individuals psychological d/o -consult diagnostic manual, such as DSM Etiology Origin of a psychological d/o (genetic, social, something with the brain) Four major factors in […]

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Abnormal Psychology Ch.6

anxiety general feeling of apprehension about future danger three components 1. physiological: tension 2. cognitive: negative thoughts 3. behavioural: avoidance fear alarm reaction that occurs in response to immediate danger obsessions persistent and highly recurrent intrusive thoughts or images that are experienced as disturbing and inappropriate compulsions repetitive behaviours that a person feels must be […]

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Abnormal psychology: implementing treatment

Etiology cause of the disorder Main treatment options in contemporary abnormal psychology biomedical, individual, or group therapy. However, a multifaceted approach to treatment is believed to be the most efficient. A multifaceted approach to treatment biopsychosocial What does the biopsychosocial treatment infer? drug treatment, individual therapy (e.g. cognitive therapy), or group therapy (e.g. family therapy) […]

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Abnormal Psychology – Exam 2 (Chapters 7, 8, 10, 11, 12)

Depressive disorders Depressive disorders are unipolar mood disorders, separate from bipolar Depression is the most common presenting disorder 15% of people with depression commit suicide Most effective treatment is a combination of medication and CBT Types: -Major depressive disorder -Persistent depressive disorder -Seasonal affective disorder -Postpartum depression (PPD) -Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) Major depressive disorder […]

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Abnormal Psychology

psychological disorder a psychological dysfunction within an individual associated with distress or impairment in functioning and an atypical response that is not culturally expected. Must be all three to have disorder. psychological dysfunction refers to a breakdown in cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning. Knowing when to draw the line between normal and abnormal dysfunction is […]

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Abnormal Psychology ch. 3: Causal Factors and Viewpoints

etiology the causal pattern of an abnormal behavior necessary cause a condition that MUST EXIST for a disorder to occur (i.e. cause X exists for disorder Y to occur) sufficient cause a condition that GUARANTEES the occurrence of a disorder -a sufficient cause may not be a necessary cause contributory causes a cause that increases […]

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