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Unformatted text preview: OUTLINE 1 I. Problems criticism a. Equates the high incidence of a characteristic with its desirability or acceptabilitiy b. Values play an unrecognized role in the definition of dimentions selected to measure, methods of measure II. Medical Definition a. Statement i. Defined by the functioning of biologically based processes in the body ii. Key Word: mental Illness or disease iii. Brings Diagnosis to the level of internal processes b. Problems criticism i. Overlook other contexts that influence destructive functioning ii. Accept a high degree of infrerence that an upset biological process must be at the root III. Psychoanalytical (freud) a. Imbalance in internal biologically rooted psychological drives b. Values play an unrecognized goal in diefinition c. What is balanced biological functioning i. Evolutionary theory d. Functions which contribute to biological survival IV. Reproductive success a. Self- sacrificing altruism to biological stranger V. Legal definition a. Statement i. Defined by whether or not persons should be held legally responsible for their behavior ii. Key words insane involuntary commitment 1. Criminal commitment insanity judgments iii. MNaghten Rule 1843 1. The insane person suffers such a defet of reason from disease...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 212 taught by Professor Weaver during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.
- Fall '07