Psych 4 Study Guide #4

Psych 4 Study Guide #4 - Psych 4 Study Guide Exam#4 Chapter...

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Psych 4 Study Guide Exam #4 Chapter 14 Psychological Disorders Define  Abnormal Behavior: abnormality is hard to define, but it includes the following  elements: Statistical Definition: rare behavior would be abnormal. Social norm deviance: goes against standards of society in which  individual lives ie; refusing to wear clothing in a society that does not  permit nudity. Subjective Discomfort: emotional distress while engaging in a particular  behavior ie; a woman who fears leaving her house, although some  disorders involve no emotion at all. Inability to function normally: this termed maladaptive behavior, ie; a girl  who cuts herself to relieve anxiety. Models of Disorders: The Biological Model: medical causes for psychological disorders The psychological models: Psychodynamic View: Hiding Problems- based on the work of Freud and  his followers, explains disordered behavior as a result of repressing ones  threatening thoughts, memories, and concerns in the unconscious mind. Behaviorism:   Learning   problems-   Behaviorists,   who   define   explain  disordered behavior as being learned just like a normal behavior.
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Cognitive   Perspective:   Thinking   Problems-   cognitive   psychologists   see  abnormal behavior as resulting from illogical thinking patterns. Biopsychosocial Perspective: All of the Above- in recent years, biological, psychological,  and sociocultural influences on abnormality have no longer been seen as independent  causes of abnormal behavior. Instead these influences interact with each other this  called the  biopsychosocial model. Assessments (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV) DSM-IV-TR Axis I- Clinical disorders and other conditions that may be a focus of  clinical attention.  Psychological disorders that impair functioning and are  stressful and factors that are not disorders but that may impair functioning.  Axis II- Personality Disorders and Mental Retardation. Rigid, enduring, 
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