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psych_0305 - Psych 10 notes 9th week 03/05/2008 Wednesday...

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Psych 10 notes 9 th week 03/05/2008 Wednesday Psychological Disorders Defining abnormal behavior Demonic possession Brain fag syndrome Running amok o An American example: Multiple personality disorder o The split personality syndrome dissociative identity o There is alternation between 2 or more personalities o Each has its own disposition, behavior and name, as if each were a separate person o The bio-psychosocial model: There is a bio-psychosocial model to understand mental illness Biological roots – include genetic factors, injury, diseases that result in imbalances or abnormalities o Psychological roots - An individual’s life history and experiences contribute to ability to cope and degree of vulnerability to stress o Social and cultural context – people are greatly influenced by how other people act toward them and the expectation people hold for them Classifying Psychological Disorders The DSM- IV The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
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