Focus Questions for Chapter 14 - study guide with answers

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Focus Questions for Chapter 14: Keep: 3, 6, 8, 12-14, 19-21, 23, 24 Drop: 1, 4, 5, 7, 9-11, 15, 16, 18, 25-29, 31 Change: 2, 17, 22, 30 1 – drop 2 – Explain the vulnerability stress model of as it applies to psychological disorders 3 – keep 4 – drop 5 – drop 6 – keep 7 – drop 8 – keep 9 – drop 10 – drop 11 – drop 12 – keep 13 – keep 14 – keep 15 –drop 16 –drop 17 – reword: What are the different classes of features that are characteristics of depression? How is bipolar disorder different than unipolar depression? 18 – drop 19 – keep 20 – keep 21 – keep 22 – Change: Compared to homicide, how prevalent is suicide in the United States? What are the key gender differences in suicide attempts and death by suicide? What are the guidelines mentioned to help suicidal individuals? 23 - keep 24 – keep 25 – Drop 26 – Drop 27 – Drop 28 – Drop 29 – Drop 30 – Change – What are features of borderline personality disorder? (NO HYPOTHESIZED CAUSES). 31 – Drop
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1. Skip 2. The vulnerability-stress model attempts to explain the cause of different psychological disorders. a. Its basic premises is that psychological disorders are typically caused by some vulnerability to a disorder that is typically biological or involves early life experiences , combined with either general or particular life stressors that trigger the disorder. b. Neither vulnerability nor stress alone can trigger the disorder; both are needed to create disordered behavior. c. The types of vulnerabilities are: genes , prenatal development , early trauma , early loss , personality style , or temperament . d. The types of stressors are: a major loss , experiencing traumatic event (e.g., sexual assault, war, natural disaster), interpersonal conflicts , economic adversity , or occupational setback . 3. Determining that a particular behavior is abnormal or disordered is not clear-cut . It is somewhat arbitrary. Normally mental health professionals pay attention to a few criteria. The book mentions three major ones: a. Distress The behavior causes distress to the person engaging in it or to his/her environment. b. Dysfunction The behavior interferes with the individuals’ social, occupational, or even basic functioning. c. Deviance The behavior violates societal norms and expectations. It deviates from the way that people are expected to behave in similar situations or circumstances. 4. skip 5. skip 6. Once a psychiatric label is applied to an individual’s behavior, it may have several harmful consequences:
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a. People may apply the label to the individual as a whole , rather than a description of individual’s problems in living or individual’s behavior the person is seen as disordered . b.
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