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History of Abnormal Psychology I
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Major Approaches to Understanding Psychopathology Supernatural Emphasis Biological Emphasis Psychological and Moral Emphases Integrative Conceptualizations
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Background Our views on psychopathology (generally) inform our understanding of the… Cause(s) Treatment(s) … of psychological disorders
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Time Lines Not a simple historical progression: Supernatural Biological Psychological Integrative A lot of back and forth/jumping around over time Broader social forces shape our views on abnormality
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OUTSIDE INFLUENCES
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Supernatural Tradition Assumption that outside forces are acting upon the individual Some believed in outside meddlesome forces (e.g., witches) Some believed in “natural” supernatural influences (e.g., astrology) Most believed in spiritual influences (e.g., possession)
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Supernatural Tradition From this perspective mental illness may or may not be the individual’s responsibility If deserved due to evil deeds, then responsible
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