Chap 1 - Intro & History

Chap 1 - Intro & History - Abnormal Psychology...

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Abnormal Psychology “psychopathology”
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Definition Abnormal Psychology understanding the nature, causes, and treatment of mental disorders Abnormal Behavior Psychological dysfunction
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Schizophrenia (Gottesman 1991) Concordance Rates - Lifetime risk (%) Monozygotic 48% Dizygotic 16% Biological Siblings 10% Unrelated 1%
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Defining what is “abnormal” suffering (subjective) maladaptiveness deviancy (statistical) violations of societal standards social discomfort irrationality and unpredictability
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Historical Views Supernatural early Egyptians early Chinese, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Greeks Biological - Hippocrates & the Golden Age of Greece - Plato & his Republic
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Middle Ages (500 – 1500 A.D.) Scientific inquiry into abnormal behavior was limited Supernatural explanations of the causes of mental illness grew in popularity Influence of theological explanations grew rapidly E.G. “mass madness “(tarantism ) Management of the mentally disturbed was left to the clergy
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