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Abnormal Abnormal Psychology Psychology Lecture #1
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Today’s Outline Today’s Outline Syllabus Defining abnormality Psychopathology
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Would you explain what is “abnormal”? Would you explain what is “abnormal”? Defining Abnormality Seemingly simple, but complex  concept
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Defining Abnormality Defining Abnormality Impairment in functioning Cognitive Emotional Behavioral Sometimes, this is not “abnormal” Depression over a death
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Defining Abnormality Defining Abnormality Statistical Definition Is something atypical considered  abnormal? Societal and cultural norms  definition
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Defining Abnormality Defining Abnormality Distress Definition - however, there  are times when abnormal behavior is  not distressing Manic phase of bipolar depression Antisocial personality disorder
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Defining Abnormality Defining Abnormality
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Unformatted text preview: • DSM-IV-TR Definition • Behavioral, emotional, or cognitive dysfunctions that are; – unexpected in their cultural context and – associated with personal distress or – substantial impairment in functioning Psychopathology Psychopathology • The scientific study of psychological disorders • Professions Mental Health Professionals Mental Health Professionals • Ph.D.: Clinical and counseling psychologists • Psy.D.: Clinical and counseling “Doctors of Psychology” • M.D.: Psychiatrists Mental Health Professionals Mental Health Professionals • M.S.W.: Psychiatric and non-psychiatric social workers • MN/MSN: Psychiatric nurses • The lay public and community groups The Scientist-Practitioner The Scientist-Practitioner...
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course PSY 210 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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