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Unformatted text preview: ab psych march 2 notes egocentonic disorders: it meshes: with the person. it does not bother the person, they don t seen themselves as having a disorder egodystonic disorders: the person with the disorder knows that there is something wrong with them Disorders characterized by dramatic, emotional erratic behaviors antisocial personality disorder: - chronic failure to conform to social and legal codes. lack of anxiety and guilt, and irresponsible behaviors. - Freud would say that these people have no superego. - Cleckley s (1976) description: - supercial charm and good intelligence- shallow emotions and lack of empathy or shame- behaviors indicative of little life plan- do not learn from experiences; absence of anxiety- unreliability, insincerity, and untruthfulness- DSM-IV-TR differs somewhat from Cleckley- does not include absence of anxiety, shallow emotions, and supercial charm- must be at least 18 for diagnosis- may be limited in capturing essence of disorder- prevalence: 2.0%-3.6%; more men than women- culture play a big factor in diagnosis- Biological- central nervous system abnormality- autonomic nervous system abnormalities- genetic predisposition to fearlessness or lack of anxiety...
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2011 for the course PSYC 011 taught by Professor Rohrbeck during the Fall '10 term at GWU.
- Fall '10
- Abnormal Psychology