Psych Notes Ch 14

Psych Notes Ch 14 - Chapter14 Abnormality i.

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Chapter 14 Abnormality i. Psychopathology—the study of abnormal behavior o Psychological Disorders: any pattern of behavior that causes ppl significant  distress, causes them to harm others, or harms their ability to function in  daily life o Subjective Discomfort: emotional distress or pain o Maladaptive: anything that does not allow a person to function w/in or adapt  to the stresses and everyday demands of life ii. Biological Model—model of explaining behavior as caused by bio changes in the  chemical, structural, or genetic systems of the body iii. Psychological Models—explain disordered behavior as the result of various forms of  emotional, behavioral, or thought-related malfunctioning o Psychodynamic View: explains disordered behavior as the result of  repressing one’s threatening thoughts, memories, and concerns in the  unconscious mind o Behaviorism: disordered behavior was learned just as normal behavior o Cognitive Perspective: abnormality results from illogical thinking patterns  o Biopsychosocial Model: abnormality the result of the combined and  interacting forces of biological, psychological, social, and cultural influences Anxiety i. Anxiety Disorders—disorders in which the main symptom is excessive or unrealistic  anxiety and fearfulness o Free-Floating anxiety: anxiety that is unrelated to any realistic source o Magnification: the tendency to interpret situations as far more dangerous,  harmful, or important than they actually are o All-or-Nothing Thinking: the tendency to believe that one’s performance must  be perfect or the result will be a total failure o Overgeneralization: the tendency to interpret a single negative event as a  never-ending pattern of defeat and failure
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Psych Notes Ch 14 - Chapter14 Abnormality i.

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