L19 - personality disorders, f08

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Overview Next Wed: substance abuse RR#8 due Nov. 10, 1-1:50pm: Elyn Saks!
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Personality disorders (PDs) Definition and general points Cluster A: odd and eccentric-weird Paranoid, schizotypal, schizoid Cluster B: dramatic and erratic-wild Borderline, histrionic, narcissictic, antisocial Cluster C: anxious and fearful-worry Avoidant, dependent, obsessive-compulsive
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Cluster A Paranoid personality disorder Pervasive distrust of others. Hard to have relationships. Conspiracy theorists. Schizotypal personality disorder Vague, odd ways of talking. Unusual beliefs. Inappropriate affect/emotion. Strong link to schizophrenia. Schizoid personality disorder No interest in social interaction/ relationships. Flat affect. Not unhappy.
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Cluster B Borderline personality disorder Lack of sense of self Desperate need for relationships- slutty Unstable relationships- string of quick relationships that end badly. Impulsive and self-destructive behavior- 75% attempt suicide. Only 10% succeed. Cant deal with neg emotions. Emotional lability, poor emotion regulation Histrionic personality disorder- attention seeking. Mostly women. Provocative dress. Think they have better relationships than they really do. Narcissistic personality disorder- want to associate w/ ppl at the “top”. Entitlement issues. Dreams of unlimited success. Lack of empathy. Cant admit to doing wrong. Fragile self esteem.
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Narcissistic Personality Inventory 1. I think I am a special person. 2. I expect a great deal from other people. 3. I am envious of other people’s good fortune. 4. I will never be satisfied until I get all that I deserve. 5. I really like to be the center of attention.
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Cluster B Antisocial personality disorder History of illegal activity, violating norms Irresponsibility- poontang Irritability and aggressiveness Reckless and impulsive behavior Deceitfulness Disregard for safety of self or others- not scared of death.
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Antisocial PD vs. psychopathy
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2008 for the course PSYC 360 taught by Professor Borders during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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