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lect9outline(psychopath_anxietyDOs) - PSY120-CAROL DONNELLY...

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PSY120—CAROL DONNELLY LECTURE 9 September 28, 2006 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY We are all mad at sometime or another Battista Mantuanus, 1500 Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity? Herman Melville, 1924 Graham Greene “Writing is a form of therapy…sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in the human situation.” Continuum Approach BIO PSYCHO SOCIAL
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Standard Tool for Psychologists ANXIETY DISORDERS Normal --Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time Evolution perspective **anxiety, worry = priming of FFF **panic=firing of FFF Existential perspective Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety (Robert Gerzon, 1997, NY: MacMillan) Tranquility—some people need complete tranquility to be anxiety-free; others can find tranquility in a world full of chaos **Anxiety is the shadow of intelligence (sadder or wiser??)
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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