Disorders - Disorders What is a disorder? Types of...

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Unformatted text preview: Disorders What is a disorder? Types of disorders Causes of Personality Disorders The Building Blocks of Personality Disorders Viewed as maladaptive variations within the domains of traits, emotions, cognitions , motives, and self-concept. Several personality disorders involve maladaptive variations on common motives, especially power and intimacy. Several personal disorders include extreme variations in experienced emotion. The Concept of Disorder Psychological disorder: Pattern of behavior or experience that is distressing and painful to the person. Leads to disability or impairment in important life domains. What Is Abnormal? Statistical definition: Whatever is rare, not frequent, and not statistically normal. Social definition: Whatever society does not tolerate. Statistical and social definitions are tied to changing social or cultural norms. Psychopathology: What is a Personality Disorder? Enduring pattern of experience and behavior that differs greatly from expectations of a persons culture. Disorder is usually manifested in more than one of following areas: Thoughts, feelings, how a person gets along with others, and the ability to control own behavior....
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2316 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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