Written Assignment 3: Change of Normality Across Generations
What is considered normal is not concrete; rather it is constantly changing with the times.
Conceptions of normality not only change throughout time, history, and across generations, but
Psych Review 40-46
Freuds Psychoanalysis and Psychosexual Theories:
Psychoanalysis Theory is Freuds theory of personality which he
associates with thoughts and action that are unconscious motives and
conflicts. When treating psychologic
Abnormality 101: Sexuality
Indicators of statistical normality of sexuality:
Random survey of human behavior, important for
documenting the frequency of sexual behaviors, identities and practices.
Findings often skewed due to response and sam
Notes in Abn. 101
Def. (according to WHO) health is a state of complete physical, mental, and
social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Def. ICD9 codes
Codes that doctors write down on paper; international clas
Normality and Abnormality 101
The Significance of Change: Why is one Normal?
Transitions from normality to abnormality and vice versa can be attributed to biological,
statistical, or cultural factors. These behaviors or phenomena that transform f
UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF SADNESS
NOTES ABNORM. 101
Description and rates of major mental illness in the United States
Major depressive disorder 16.6%
Specific phobia 12.5%
Social phobia 12.1%
Conduct disorder 9.5%
Oppositionaldefiant disorder 8.
Example of mismatch between statistically normal and cultural normal
indicators of sexual behavior
Regnerus and Uecker: study found low rates of sexual behavior on college campuses,
with most students having few sexual partners. Yet, cultu
What is Abnormal in Our Daily Reality?
The first abnormal circumstance I observed, which was the student letting others pass
onto the bus ahead of him, seemed abnormal to me because it is very common to see students
pushing and shoving to make it
Biological influences on happiness levels (e.g., setpoint) (Gilbert) Setpoint theory. Many
researchers believe that individuals have a biological, genetic set point, or a general tendency
toward happiness or sadness. Although peoples mood wi
Abnorm. 101 Notes:
What is Depression?
Symptoms of depression
At least one of these:
Anhedonia cant feel pleasure
And some of these to total five symptoms present for at
least 2 weeks:
Change in appetite/weight (increase or decrease)