Final Test - Chapter 37: Psychological health means...

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Chapter 37: Psychological health means behaving appropriately to the situation. (Or why most people function pretty well most of the time) The traditional way to view psychological health - We continue to get better descriptions of the symptoms of psychological illnesses - If a person has few of these symptoms, they are considered psychologically healthy - Thus, psychological health is often viewed as the absence of psychological illness - This doesn’t really inform us as to what it means to be psychologically healthy. Another way of viewing psychological health - Most people can be considered psychologically healthy - It may be useful to identify what makes someone psychologically healthy rather than what makes them psychologically ill. How can we describe a “psychologically healthy” person? - A psychologically healthy person does not have to be perfect, or even the best - A psychologically healthy person can feel, think, and act in a variety of ways - The main characteristic of psychological well-being is behaving appropriately to the situation. Psychological health versus psychological illness - Psychologically healthy people are generally productive - Some psychologically less healthy people are unproductive - Psychologically healthy people get along well with most other people - Many psychologically less healthy people do not get along well with other people - Psychologically health people have a good understanding of themselves and how others view them - Many psychologically less healthy people have a poor understanding of themselves and how others view them - Psychologically healthier people have a good understanding of the physical world - Some psychologically less healthy people have a poor understanding of the physical world - Psychologically healthy people can think clearly when they choose to. - Some psychologically less healthy people have poor intellectual functioning - Psychologically healthy people can focus their attention - Some psychologically less healthy people have trouble focusing their attention. - Psychologically healthy people have generally good judgments - Some psychologically less healthy people have generally poor judgments - Psychologically healthy people can experience pleasure - Some psychologically less healthy people can experience pleasure, some cannot - Psychologically healthy people can feel strongly about things - Some psychologically less healthy people can feel strongly about things, some cannot - Psychologically healthy people can give and receive love and affection - Some psychologically less healthy people have trouble giving and receiving love and affection
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Psychological health versus psychological illness - Psychologically healthy people are unique individuals - Psychologically less healthy people are unique individuals Clarifying some myths about psychological disorders - Psychological disorders ~are not a sign of personal weakness ~can be effectively treated - People with psychological disorders ~are not excessively violent and dangerous
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYCH 201 taught by Professor Raymark during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.

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