Module 47 - 20:34 Psychological disorder- deviant,...

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20:34 Psychological disorder - deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional behavior patterns medical model - the concept that diseases have physical causes that can be diagnosed, treated, and, in most cases, cured. When applied to psychological disorders, the medical model assumes that these mental illnesses can be diagnosed on the basis of their symptoms and cured through therapy, which may include treatment in a psychiatric hospital DSM-IV - the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a widely used system for classifying psychological disorders Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - plagued by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity When behavior is deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional, it is labeled disordered Standards for deviant behavior vary by culture and context In some cultures, people routinely behave in ways that in other cultures would be grounds for arrest Standards for deviance also vary in time
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Maas during the Fall '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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