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
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
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
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