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Psychology II Lecture 30 : Psychological
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Can we get extra credit if we do more than 5 RPP credits? No, but there will be at least 2 more extra credit opportunities for this course (1 posted = 3 points) Can you post the videos online? I can if they are publicly available (e.g., on Youtube) Will there be a curve for this class? No.
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How do we decide what is a psychological disorder?
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How do we decide what is a psychological disorder? Needs to be more than just deviation from the norm Artists/visionaries Extreme intelligence/giftedness Needs to be more than deviation from what is socially acceptable for the present culture Until 1974, homosexuality included in list of psychological disorders
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM- IV) a classification system that describes the features used to diagnose each recognized mental disorder indicates how the disorder can be distinguished from other similar problems
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How do we decide what is a psychological disorder? Involves disturbances in behavior, thoughts, or emotions Causes significant distress or impairment. Stem from internal dysfunction (biological and/or psychological). Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF score)
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Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale
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How do we decide what is a psychological disorder? Losing a loved one. Is it grieving or depression? Extreme sadness and distress following death vs. Prolonged period of unremitting sadness; interfering with daily activities
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What Causes Psychological Disorders? Medical Model: Psychological disorders conceptualized as diseases with biological causes, defined symptoms, and possible cures Limitations: Not all symptoms can be traced to a single underlying biological cause Causes can be external as well as internal Not always a single cure
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What Causes Psychological Disorders?
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