Psych notes psychological disorders

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Psych notes – Psychological Disorder 1. The Medical model 2. What is abnormal behavior? a. Deviant-behavior that causes problems for society or individual b. Maladaptive c. Causing personal distress 3. A continuum of normal/abnormal 4. Distressing to self or others Judgment of abnormality Dysfunctional for person or society; deviant 5. Criteria for Judging Abnormality a. Statistical infrequency b. Norm violation—cultural norms, social norms c. Personal suffering 6. Practical approach for defining abnormality a. A combination of criteria i. Content of the behavior? ii. Sociocultural context? iii. Consequences of the behavior for person and others? 7. Biopsychosocial model a. Mental disorders are seen as caused by the combination and interaction of: i. Biological factors ii. Psychological factors iii. Sociocultural factors 8. Precursors Diathesis Stress outcome 9. Precursors a. Genetic factors b. Brain disease c. Early learning experiences d. Bad family dynamics 10. Diathesis
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 0010 taught by Professor Tokowitz during the Spring '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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