Depression, Schizophrenia, Personality Types

Depression, - PERSONALITY(module 35 Uniqueness Each individual is unique and cannot be compared w others vs Universality People are basically very

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PERSONALITY (module 35) Uniqueness vs. Universality Each individual is People are basically unique and cannot be very similar in nature compared w/ others Change vs. Stability Significant changes in A person’s personality and personality and behavior can behavior are essentially stable occur throughout the course and unchangeable of a lifetime Personality Trait - Trait : Relatively stable predisposition to behave in a certain way. General style of interacting with the world. - Temperament : Usually studied in infancy and childhood. Predispositions underlying adult personality traits. Temperament : Constitutionally based individual differences in emotional, motor and attentional reactivity and self-regulation. - Reactivity : Automatic - Self-Regulation : Voluntary Control Temperament Dimensions : KAHN - Inhibited : Negative emotional reactions to novelty (shy). Avoidance, distress, high reactivity - Uninhibited : Positive emotional reactions to novelty. Low-reactivity in infancy (outgoing) THOMAS AND CHESS - Easy Child : Adaptable, flexible, easy going - Difficult Child : Irregular, slow/non-adaptability - Slow to Warm Up Child : Initially slow to adapt, but eventually like easy child Adult Personality Traits EYSENK (two broad spectrums) - Neuroticism Emotional stability - Introversion Extraversion Big 5 Personality Traits : OCEAN spectrum - O : Openness to experience - C : Conscientiousness - E : Extraversion - A : Agreeableness - N : Neuroticism
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- Almost all personality traits can be subsumed under these five broad domains. Distinguishable from habits, attitudes, interests. Underlying basic tendencies. Continuity from Ages 3 – 26 : Results from Caspi et. all, Dunedin study. - Undercontrolled : Highest negative emotionality, least agreeable and conscientious, high neuroticism - Confident : Lowest constraint, most extraverted, open to experience - Inhibited : Highest constraint, lowest positive emotionality Plaster and Plasticity : Continuity and stability. Personality styles place people into environments that reinforce style. Predispositions accentuated - Change : New modes of interactions may be required to meet new challenges - Accentuation Predisposition transition accentuation - Change Predisposition knifing off old role script for new role change MENTAL DISORDERS (module 36) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 4 th Ed.) Definition : Persistent, maladaptive behaviors that can have an internal source (biological) associated
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Barker during the Spring '08 term at Beloit.

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Depression, - PERSONALITY(module 35 Uniqueness Each individual is unique and cannot be compared w others vs Universality People are basically very

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