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Psychology 18.3

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Mikal Kern

on 17 November 2014

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Transcript of Psychology 18.3

Chapter 18.3
Dissociative Disorders
A few things to know!
Dissociation:
Separation of certain personality components or mental processes from conscious thought
Examples:
So into a book/movie that you don't hear your name called

DAYDREAMING!
**Becomes a psych disorder if used to avoid situaions
Types of Dissociative disorders
Dissociative Amnesia
Sudden Loss of Memory
Usually follows a stressful / traumatic event
Memory can return as quickly as it left
Dissociative Fugue
Forgetting information + suddenly relocating from home or work and taking on a new identity.
Truly believe they are another person
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Sometimes called multiple personality disorder
Existence of two or more personalities within a single individual
Could be voice, facial expressions, self identity
Often severely abused during childhood
Depersonalization Disorder
Depersonalization:
Feelings of detachment from one's mental process or body.
Feel like they are outside their body looking in.
Explaining Dissociative Disorders
Psychoanalytic:
Repress unacceptable urges and feelings
Learning Theory:
Learn not to think of painful events to avoid pain
Biological Theory:
No complete explanation
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