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Unformatted text preview: 4/9/08 Chapter 13: Psychological Disorders Comments: OCD – always a specific behavior that’s gone too far Statistically abnormal – doesn’t say anything about problematic behavior which can be rare or common <ex> speeding down the highway common, but risky, problematic Behavior must be considered IN CONTEXT Think about in a matter of degree and how much it affects someone else Vocabulary: DSM, pschopathology No blood test or objective test for psychological disorders Syndrome – a collection of symptoms, diagnosing a syndrome has to meet all criteria of syndrome “features of disorders” – meaningless, only stigmatizes people Assessment of syndrome – determine developmental stage, in context – asking questions, self-report Heterogeneous syndromes – longer lists compared to homogeneous syndromes Psychological disorders diagnosed symptomatically Philippe Pinel – scientific analyses instead of supernatural phenomena Medical model: review physical causes of mental disorders...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07