Abnormal Pysch Chpt. 4 Notes
Identify the advantages & disadvantages of a classification system for mental disorders:
e.g., epidemiological studies
lack of reliability in diagnosis
Abnormal Pysch Chpt. 3 Notes
Power envy VS penis envy
objects: internal representations of significant others
Major emphasis on attachment to mother
Focus on how undesirable early experienc
Abnormal Psych Notes!
Aaron Becks Cognitive Theory of Depression
Green is an ugly color
Avocadoes tasted yucky
Im a loser
im a loser
the world is a scary place
Ill always be a loser
Observational/correlational methods stu
Difficulty distinguishing normal v. abnormal
Problems with DX
Abnormal Pysch Notes
Factors associated with diagnosis of mental illness:
Age: younger people have higher rates of DX
Separated, divorced, & single
Lack of social contact
Lower satisfaction with relationships
Albert Bandura: Social Learning Theory (Cognitive Social learning theory)
Observational (vicarious) learning
People learn behaviors through modeling
Bobo Doll study: Children learned to imitate behavior of aggressive adults
Abnormal Pysch Exam 1
1. Dr. Schmuckenfuss tells Freds family that Freds behavior is clearly maladaptive. You understand that this means
a. Freds behavior is very unusual.
b. others are often offended by Freds behavior.
c. Fred suffers from delusions and
Methods of Assessments
Mental Status: Cognitive/Intellectual Functioning, etc.
memory, concentration, hallucinations, delusions, etc.
Frequency/amount of use; problems associated with, etc.
Goals for TX?
Goals of intervie