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Unformatted text preview: CheckPoint Mind Over Matter Mind Over Matter Rhonda Sandberg April 22, 2011 PSY/270 Gavin Coriell The important second prong of McNaughten rule is the knowledge of right and wrong. In 1843 the modern insanity was born after psychiatrists persuaded a jury that Daniel McNaughten, who was convicted of shooting British Prime Minister Robert Peels secretary to death was delusional at the time, and the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity. A year later, a panel of British judges confided a legal standard that stood for over 150 years, McNaughten Rules: The insanity pleas can be used, if during the time of the offense, as a result of a severe mental disease or defect, the defendant was unable to understand the wrongfulness of their acts. After 20 years in a mental asylum, McNaughten died. Mental illnesses are disorders of the brain that disrupt a persons thinking, feeling, moods and the ability to relate to others. Mental illnesses are brain disorders resulting in a diminished the ability to relate to others....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY PSY 270 taught by Professor Williamgoodwin during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10
- Abnormal Psychology