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Unformatted text preview: Psychopathology Outline 09/27/07 What is abnormal psychology? Why would one do self harm? Integrative Bio Psycho Social Framework. Biological: Brain functioning- Brain functioning- Neurotransmitters Axon, Terminal, Synapse, Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System. Hormonal Imbalances Genetic Vulnerability Genotype-genetic information inherited from parents Temperament Phenotype Physical, Behavioral, Psychological Features are a result of the interaction between ones genes and ones environment Psychological relationships, family, friends, intimate others. Freud Post Freudian Culture a body of learned behaviours. common to a given human society acts rather like a template (ie. it has predictable form & content) shaping behavior & consciousness within a human society from generation to generation . Values of a culture: cross-cultural factors are integral to the study of psychology Cultural Norm or Abnormal? In a Mad World only the Mad are Sane. Akira Kurosawa 1910-98 History of Suffering The supernatural tradition - Battle between good & evil -Evil spirits-Demons-Witches Magic & sorcery Magic potions Exorcism Rituals Shaving the pattern of a cross in the hair of victims head Securing suffers to the wall near the front of a church so that they might benefit...
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2011 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Spring '08
- Abnormal Psychology