Why diagnose? Advantages?
Communication with other psychologist
Categorizes people by colors
Benefits to individual
Make support groups
Get assistance through Medicaid, etc
Limitations of Diag
Defining Cognitive Disorders
The DSM-IV-TR categories
o Delirium: Acute cognitive disruption
o Dementia: Progressive cognitive deterioration
o Amnesia: Memory impairment that results from a physical cause
o Disturbed consciousness wit
Defining Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety- an unpleasant emotion characterized by a general sense of danger, dread, and
Common components of anxiety
Trait anxiety- an individuals tendency to respon
Assessment and Research
What are psychological tests?
A psychological test is something that requires you to perform a behavior thought to
measure a personal attribute, trait, or characteristic or predict an outcome
What causes Psychopathology?
The core concepts of relativism multiple causality, and mind-body connection
Theoretical perspectives of the causes of psychopathology
Why is it important to unders
Defining AbnormalityWhat is Psycho Pathology?
The Core Concepts
Six core Concepts in Abnormal Psychology
1. The importance of context in defining and understanding abnormality
2. The continuum between normal and abnormal behavior
3. Cultural and