3 - Psychological Disorders Chapter 16 I Defining...

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12/3/10 Psychological Disorders Chapter 16 I. Defining Psychological Disorder a. Behavior is Uncommon b. Behavior is Disturbing to Other People c. Behavior is Maladaptive d. Behavior is Unjustifiable II. Explaining Psychological Disorders a. The Medical Model : views psychological disorders are a sickness and can be cured through medical needs. Mental Illness. b. Psychological Perspectives i. Psychodynamic Perspective: approach founded my Sigmund Freud. Looking at disorders as symptoms of underlying problems. ii. Humanistic Perspective iii. Behavioral-Learning Perspective: you learn the things you are scared of; you learn the things you think. They develop from learning. iv. Social-Cognitive Perspective: try to explain disorders as a result of how people react and think about things, your response about things. v. Biological Perspective: views disorders as a biological view. Chromosomes III.Schizophrenic Disorders a. Extreme thought disorders b. Generalized failure to function in all areas of life
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