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Abnormal Psych Study Guide 2

Abnormal Psych Study Guide 2 - the center of attention...

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PERSONALITY DISORDERS Cluster A (odd and eccentric) Paranoid – extremely suspicious of others, always on guard against potential danger/harm, don’t trust people, hold grudges Schizoid – no interest in social/sexual relationships, limited emotional expression, prefer to be by themselves, avoid interaction with others Schizotypal – peculiar, eccentric, oddly bizarre in they way they think, behave, and relate to others, magical thinking, discomfort around others, sense of blandness Cluster B (overdramatic, emotional, unpredictable) Antisocial – lack of regard for society’s moral or legal standards, lack of remorse, untruthfulness Borderline – pattern of instability, most evident in relationships, moods, and sense of identity Histronic – play theatrical qualities in their everyday behavior, love to be
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Unformatted text preview: the center of attention, concerned w/ physical appearance Narcissistic – unrealistic, inflated sense of their own importance (grandiosity), feel higher than people Cluster C (anxious and fearful) Avoidant – intimidated by social situations, fearful of involvement with others, terrified of being embarrassed, entirely avoid social interactions, sensitive to rejection/ridicule Dependent – strongly drawn to others, clingy and passive, cannot make decisions on their own, feel abandoned when people aren’t around Obsessive-compulsive – neat, feel immobilized by their ability to make a decision, intensely perfectionistic, inflexible, unproductive...
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  • Spring '08
  • Halgin
  • Schizoid personality disorder, Antisocial personality disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder, Lack of remorse, Avoidant personality disorder

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