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Abnormal Psych 1

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Talya Blatt

on 12 April 2018

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Transcript of Abnormal Psych 1

Violation of Social Norms
Harms others
Awareness of Reality
Misconceptions of Mental "Illness"?
* Dangerous
* Obvious
* Bizarre
* Self-induced
* Chronic
* Pervasiveness across contexts
Psychopathology is a continuum
Remember, it is difficult to define and classify! WHY?
Just a few Stats
An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year

In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada for ages 15-44

Comorbidities are common
Or the Four D's
Deviance – Different, extreme, unusual
Distress – Unpleasant & upsetting
Dysfunction – Causes interference with life
Danger – Poses risk of harm

Complete 4 D's for the back scenario.
History of Psychopathology
“All of us are mad. If it weren’t for the fact that every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn’t be any point of giving each person a separate name.”- Ugo Betti
a) movements of sun or moon lunacy--full moon,evil spirits, exorcism, caged like

b) trepanation- hole in skull

c) establishments for the confinement of the mentally ill

d) wealthy paid to "view" the "insane" for entertainment
How might the Eugenics movement play a role in the history of psychopathology?
So What Causes Abnormal Behavior?
– abnormal behavior results from internal conflict in the unconscious stemming from early childhood experiences.E
failure to resolve childhood issues
– Abnormal behavior consists of maladaptive responses learned through reinforcement of the wrong kinds of behavior.E
Child getting what they want all the time.
– Abnormal behavior results from conditions of worth society places on the individual, which cause poor self-concept.E
If a person keeps failing (getting fired) at their job(s), they will show maladaptive behavior.
– comes from irrational and illogical perceptions and belief systems.
– Abnormal behavior is the result of neuro-chemical and/or hormonal imbalanceE
– Dopamine levels – schizophrenia or Parkinson’s
Which perspectives do agree with most regarding the causes of abnormal behavior?
As we go through this unit, I want you to think about what it means to be called "mad," "insane," or "crazy"
Homework: Labeling Effects
AIM: How does psychology define abnormal behavior?
PDN: Complete the questionnaire. NO ONE WILL SEE THIS. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!!!
Working with a partner, come up with a list of common misconceptions surrounding mental disorders/ illness
Take a look at the scenario with group,
determine whether or not the individual is exhibiting abnormal behavior.
So in the end... How do psychologists define
abnormal behavior?

AIM: How does psychology define abnormal behavior?
PDN: Complete "Eccentric or Mentally Ill" handout
What are the facts?
Use the following QR code to research some basic facts on mental illness.

Select three of the most interesting you've found and explain why you picked those three.
Eccentric or Mentally Ill?
So then what does define "Abnormal?"
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