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Notes - Ch 1 - Chapter 1 What is forensic psychology? most...

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Chapter 1 – What is forensic psychology? most forensic psych professionals are clinicians What is crazy? Or what makes someone crazy? o We only really notice abnormal behavior depending on the degree it deviates from our socially accepted norms o The intentions are looked at as well o Environment plays a role – differences of mores, norms, etc. o Physiological or biological abnormalities – poisons, neurotoxins, sleep deprivation, dehydration o Bad environments can influence the level of craziness If someone is crazy due to toxins or genetic malfunctions, it’s considered a medical problem. If it’s due to being raised in an odd or abusive learning environment, it’s APA – American Psychiatric Association (physicians, psychiatrists) o The textbook definition of crazy – each type of crazy is given a number for insurance purposes, this is kept on a file (if the insurance company pays you) FOREVER. Deals mainly with medical crazy apa - American psychological association
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2008 for the course PSY 3380 taught by Professor Riley during the Summer '08 term at Baylor.

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Notes - Ch 1 - Chapter 1 What is forensic psychology? most...

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