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Unformatted text preview: Psychogenic Perspective: View that the chief causes of abnormal functioning are psychological. Psychoanalysis: Many forms of abnormal and normal psychological functioning are psychogenic. Psychotropic Medications: Drugs that primarily affect the brain and alleviate many symptoms of mental dysfunctioning Criteria for judging abnormality Norm Violation: anything that deviates from acceptable behavior in any given society Statistical Rarity: anything that deviates from a statistical avg. Personal Discomfort Maladaptive Behavior: Can person meet the demands of everyday life? Deviation from the ideal: People don’t live up to ideal personality traits...
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2008 for the course PSY 355 taught by Professor Hazard during the Spring '08 term at Bryant.
- Spring '08
- Abnormal Psychology