Module 49 - 21:33 Dissociative disorders- disorders in...

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21:33 Dissociative disorders - disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated (dissociated) from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings Dissociative identity disorder - a rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. Also called multiple personality disorder Personality disorders - psychological disorders characterized by inflexible and enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning Antisocial personality disorder - a personality disorder in which the person (usually a man) exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family members. May be aggressive and ruthless or a clever con artist Dissociative disorders- a person appears to experience a sudden loss of memory or change in identity When a situation becomes overwhelmingly stressful, people are said to dissociate themselves from it Their conscious awareness becomes separated from painful memories, thoughts, and feelings
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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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