What is Anxiety
Anxiety- a common emotion that is characterized by physical symptoms (faster
heartbeat, feelings of tension) and thoughts or worries that something bad will happen
Future oriented - asking what happens if/when of new situations or life c
Normal vs. Abnormal Behavior
Normal is the statistical average, any deviation from this is abnormal
Is Being Different Abnormal?
o Some differences are helpful and contribute to society
Is Behaving Deviantly (Differently) Abnormal?
o Deviant behavior- vio
Clinical assessment- a series of steps designed to gather information about a person and
his or her environment in order to make decisions about the nature, status, and treatment
of psychological problems
Begins with referral questio