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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 - Law law questions from the book only** (speciFcally areas related to the slides posted) Health- people high in perceived injustice, they show a lot of pain behavior (trying to prove to others the severity)- when in a situation that is injust, mind entertains revenge Processes- revenge motives- in a battle against the person, the only thing they can bring is their suffering so they show that a lot- disability as the only ammunition in battle against perpetrator of injustice STUDY:- people all in motor-vehicle accident- some have post-traumatic stress- who gets better?- all in rehabilitation program- post-traumatic stress people: some get better, some don;t- we showed that those with PTSD symptoms and high perceived injustice did not get better while those with PTSD and low perceived injustice did get better- the injust situation sticks with you and you go over it again and again- not supposed to be putting forward a mental health diagnosis on the basis of self- report questionnaires- but in the study we needed to use self report to see how many symptoms they reported but we could not diagnose- limitation: assessed PTSD and cannot diagnose therefore dont have complete conFdence (because they were not allowed to use diagnosis) PTSD- after traumatic event things are pretty crazy in their mind- world is fragmented, things lose meaning in life, feel that they will die- used to think that you could only get it if exposed to war A Wartime Diagnosis Soldiers Heart Combat Neurosis Shell Shock Traumatic War Neurosis- but now we know that other things can cause PTSD- 65% of people with PTSD have it due to war 215: April 7th, 2011- feel shock and numbing- depersonalization, weird auditory experience- emotional distress, Fashbacks- the degree to which you experience these symptoms depends on the severity of the trauma (was it a complete stranger or friend?)- the closer the person, the more severe- REPORT:- Re-experiencing phenomena - Avoidance symptoms - cant watch TV, go to hospital, drive, etc- Hyper-arousal- individuals remain very disabled following the trauma Prevalence of PTSD Following Motor Vehicle Accidents 25% PTSD (Kuch et al., 1994) 28% PTSD (Chibnall and Duckro,1994) 37% PTSD (Bryant et al., 1999) LAW- the whole judges purpose in court of law is to decide if someone is guilty or not- asking him to make a person attribution or situation attribution- lawyer: situational explanations (why he robbed the bank)- lawyers run persuasive campaigns, to get the lawyer to agree with you...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 215 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Winter '11 term at McGill.
- Winter '11
- Social Psychology