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Psychological Disorders 1 PSY 2012
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We’ll be covering… How do we define something as a disorder? How do we diagnose psychological disorders? Schizophrenia
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Defining A Disorder : 1) ____________ When is a pattern of behavior disordered? Deviance- NOT typical (i.e., statistically abnormal)
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DEVIANCE Not all Deviant behavior is bad Deviance is a requirement, but cannot be the sole factor
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Deviance: The Role of Culture Cultural norms affect perceptions of disorder Most disorders exist cross-culturally (But prominent features may differ) Cannibals
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Defining A Disorder: 2) _______________ Maladaptive – interfere w/Life Consequences to life or health Impairment of daily life functioning Example: substance abuse
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Defining A Disorder: 3) __________ Psychological distress : painful or upsetting feelings Most people experience distress from time to time
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Concept Check…. Alan’s performance at work has suffered because he has been drinking alcohol to excess. Several co-workers have suggested that he seek help for his problem, but he thinks they’re getting alarmed over nothing. “I just enjoy a good time once in a while,” he says. ______ ______ ______ Deviance Maladaptive Distress Behavior
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Concept Check… Monica has gone away to college and feels lonely, sad, and dejected. Her grades are fine, and she gets along ok with the other students in the dorm, but
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