1. Factors across paradigms
a. sociocultural factors
i. gender, race, culture, ethnicity, and SES
may increase vulnerability to psychopathology
1. depression in women
2. antisocial personality disorder and alcoholism in
iii. some disorde
Rise of Behaviorism
* If theory doesnt have the ability to be tested, its not a scientific theory
1. Classical condition
a. discovered by Pavlov (1849-1936)
i. involves conditioned and unconditioned stimuli/responses
if you pair something that doesnt
Defining Psychological Disorders
1. How do we define mental illness?
i. establish a normal
What is abnormal?
i. the action/feeling needs to be distressing in order for it to
i. if something causes a d
Classification and Diagnosis
Organizing and Simplifying Complex Phenomena
Why should we care?
The evolution in modern diagnostic systems reflects the assumptions
about abnormal disorder that a
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