4-7-08 Psych127 Lecture 3

4-7-08 Psych127 Lecture 3 - Psychology 127 Abnormal...

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Psychology 127 Abnormal Psychology April 7, 2008 Lecture 3 Franz 3534 Enrichment Section 5pm Lecture Notes Available Last lecture: know that a lot of data must be calculated before answering what the problem is  and what the treatment for it is Steps of assessment (Cont.) o Interpretation – making decisions and judgments using data o Diagnosis- to facilitate treatment and communication among the treating professionals o Psychological report – communicate the results Diagnostical statistical manual (DSM) – psychology “Bible” Assessment have to find out what is unique about this person and his/her problems Diagnosis – look at the data and compare with diagnosis to assign a diagnosis to it Prognosis – future course of the disorder Give feedback to family, friends… Biases Knowledge base is better, so it is more accurate with more evidence on disorders when it  comes to assessments/diagnosis o Research data – very useful when it comes to disorders Ex. 1980 Ver. 3 of DSM – challenge: gay equivalent to having a disorder  (removed to basis) Evelyn hooker- psychologist (clinical) at Franz that came up with studies that  gays were not abnormal Research data used to challenge previous views
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2008 for the course PSYCH 127 taught by Professor Lopez during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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4-7-08 Psych127 Lecture 3 - Psychology 127 Abnormal...

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