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PSC 168: Abnormal Psychology Spring 2008 Midterm Exam Review Sheet MIDTERM EXAM: Thursday, May 1 12:10-2:00pm INSTRUCTIONS: There will be 80 (+3 EC) questions on the midterm exam. Below is a general outline of all the material covered in lecture/text book for the midterm. You may use it as a guide to assist you in studying for the exam. Good luck! Chapter 1: Definitions of Abnormal Behavior 1. The Concerns of Abnormal Psychology a. Describing Abnormal Behavior b. Explaining Abnormal Behavior c. Predicting Abnormal Behavior d. Controlling Abnormal Behavior 2. Defining Abnormal Behavior a. Conceptual Definitions b. Multicultural Definitions i. Eisenberg (1977) Study c. Practical Definitions d. Integrated Definitions i. e. The Surgeon General’s and DSM-IV Definitions 3. The Frequency and Burden of Mental Disorders a. Current Research into the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders b. Stereotypes About the Mentally Disturbed 4. Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior a. Prehistoric and Ancient Beliefs b. Naturalistic Explanations c. Reversion to Supernatural Explanations (Middle Ages) d. The Rise of Humanism (Renaissance) e. The Reform Movement 5. Causes: Early Viewpoints a. The Biological Viewpoint b. The Psychological Viewpoint 6. Contemporary Trends in Abnormal Psychology a. The Drug Revolution b. Prescription Privileges for Psychologists c. Managed Health Care d. Evidence Based-Practices (EBPs) e. Appreciation for Research f. Diversity and Multicultural Psychology Chapter 2: Models of Abnormal Behavior 1. Biological Models a. The Human Brain b. Biochemical Theories c. Genetic Explanations d. Criticisms of Biological Models i. Diathesis-Stress Theory 2. Psychodynamic Models a. Personality Structure (Id, Ego, Superego) b. Psychosexual Stages c. Anxiety and Psychopathology d. Defense Mechanisms i. Repression
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ii. Reaction Formation iii. Projection iv. Rationalization v. Displacement vi. Undoing vii. Regression e. Psychodynamic Therapy
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