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Lecture 4-04-08 (CH 10) - behavior is seen as abnormal...

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Chapter 10 Abnormality Abnormality as a deviation from the average Abnormality as a deviation from the ideal Abnormality as a sense of personal discomfort Personal distress Abnormality as the inability to function effectively in a given culture Abnormality as a legal concept Balancing scale if you tip one way more than the other it expresses your amount of abnormality Perspective on Abnormality Medical perspective Due to physiological causes (Biological) Treatment: drugs Psychoanalytic perspective Views abnormal behavior as stemming from childhood conflicts Treatment: insight orientation Behavioral perspective Due to learned response (Pavlov dog) Treatment: Systematic desensitization Cognitive perspective Due to people’s thoughts and beliefs Treatment: Format thinking Humanistic perspective Emphasize the responsibility that people have for their own behavior, even when
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Unformatted text preview: behavior is seen as abnormal Individualistic Treatment: client-centered therapy Socio-cultural perspective Makes the assumption that people’s behavior is shaped by the kind of family, group, society and culture Treatment: conditioning Classifying Abnormal Behavior Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV – RV) Standard system to diagnose and classify abnormal behavior devised by the APA Treatment Providers Psychiatrist – MD – Prescribes medications Psychologist – Ph.D.; Psy.D; MA Clinical treatment; psychological testing Clinical Social Worker – MSW Clinical treatment Psychiatric Nurse – MSN Clinical treatment Counselor treatment...
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