If you had only 15 minutes to conduct a preliminary clinical
interview, what information would you be sure to try to get,
Assume you had to do a clinical assessment, and the only tests
you had available to you were the Rorschach, the Them
An interpersonal undercurrent flows beneath the surface of most groups that pushes group
members toward greater consensus, uniformity, homogeneity, or conformity. But other forces
push members in divergent directions; they promote dissension,
Discuss how the humanistic-existential model and the biological
model differ in their understanding of causes of abnormality.
Choose any two of the following modelspsychodynamic,
behavioral, and sociologicalthen describe how each could
What are important differences between case studies and
single-subject experiments? Be sure to mention advantages and
disadvantages of each.
Case studies can be used to help more than just the one being
studied. Briefly describe three ways one cou
An understanding of teams requires an understanding of groups, in general: How they form,
their basic structures, their development over time, and the social influence processes that
shape members behaviors. Teams, however, possess some unique ch
Write a one-paragraph treatment summary that reflects the
psychodynamic understanding of depression. Be sure to
include common causation factors, treatment techniques, and
evidence of improvement.
List and provide examples of the three parts of
For the following aspects of Munchausen syndrome, list DSM5 criteria for diagnosis; populations prone to developing the
disorder; causes of the disorder. Additionally, list DSM-5
criteria for diagnosis; discuss reasons the disorder occurs and
What would be the criteria used to distinguish between
clinically significant fear and anxiety, and everyday fear and
Using the case study in the beginning of Chapter 4 that
illustrates generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), first, define
Define substance use disorder, tolerance, and withdrawal.
Utilizing the DSM-5 checklist, discuss the criteria that would
need to be present for an individual to receive a substance
abuse disorder diagnosis. Be specific in describing the
First, discuss the characteristics of male hypoactive sexual
desire disorder and female sexual interest/arousal disorder.
Second, give and discuss two examples from each of the
probable biological, psychological, and sociocultural causes of
First, define what is meant by a positive symptom of
schizophrenia. Then, describe in detail four positive symptoms
First, define what is meant by a negative symptom of
schizophrenia. Then, describe in detail four negative
Distinguish between the components of personality and the
components of personality disorder.
Describe the three clusters of personality disorders.
Additionally, list and briefly describe the specific disorders
that make up each cluster.
Identify the similarities and differences in anorexia and
Describe the behaviors that a purging-type bulimic and a
bingeing-type bulimic would display.
Hilde Bruch developed a psychodynamic theory for eating
disorders. Using this t
Provide three examples of convincing evidence that children
aren't simply small adults, and why separate diagnostic
categories are necessary for children.
List and describe five child and adolescent concerns and
Discuss the DSM-5
Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
Most people's moods come and go. Their feelings of elation or sadness are
understandable reactions to daily events and do not affect their lives greatly. However, the
moods of certain people last a long time. The
Describe the four (4) kinds of people who end their lives,
according to Edwin Shneidman. Also, include an example of
how each kind of person may carry out his or her suicide.
You are responsible for conducting a retrospective analysis of
Areas of Focus
n Intellectual Disability
n Autism Spectrum Disorder*
n Specific Learning Disorder
Leila Rahey, PhD, CPsych
A starting place: Typical Development
What is typical development?
Learning Disabilities refers to a variety of disorders
that affect the acquisition, retention, understanding,
organisation or use of verbal and/or non-verbal
information. These disorders result from i
Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD (Module 50)
Anxiety disorders: psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or
maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety. People with anxiety disorders tend to be
hypervigilant increasingly watc
Abnormal Psych 3140
Chronic schizophrenia: a form of schizophrenia (negative symptoms) in which symptoms usually
appear by late adolescence or early adulthood. As people age, psychotic episodes last longer and
recovery periods shorten.
1. Acute schizophre
Schizophrenia (Module 52)
Schizophrenia: a disorder characterized by delusions/hallucinations, disorganized speech, and
inappropriate emotional expression. Its an example of Psychosis breaking free from reality.
We classify Schizophrenia into:
HH/PSYC 3140 - N
Winter Term 2015
Curtis Lecture Hall-F
January 6 to March 31, 2015
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
This course will provide an overview of major psychological disorders, including their symptoms and
Models of Abnormal Behaviour
Paradigms of Abnormal Behaviour
- Single pathology model says that schizophrenia results from lack of brain development [wrong]
- Most scientist and clinicians believe that a product results fr
PSYC3140| Week 3
Assessment of Abnormal Behaviour
Dx and Classification
- Diagnosis identification and recognition of a disorder based on the characteristics of symptoms
- Classification system = ease of communication
o Ex. Categor
PSYC3140| Week 5
Anxiety & Stress Disorders
- Most common type of abnormal behaviour
- 12 - 17% of adults have some form of anxiety disorder in any given year
- Many do not seek treatment
- Significant social and occupational impair
Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
Several terms to describe problems associated with emotional response systems
Emotion Is a positive or negative experience generally
Friday, October 17, 2014
Most common type of abnormal behaviors
12-16% of adults have some form of anxiety disorder in any given year
Many do not seek treatment
Significant social and occupational impairment
Commonalities with m
Where youve been and where to
A Focus on Treatment
What is abnormal psychology?
How do we assess it?
Learning a little bit about what
happens in psychotherapy
How do we diagnose problems?
Treatment: A focus on
Lindsay E. Ayearst, Ph.D.
the humanity, decency, and respect for human
rights of any society can be measured by the way it treats its
most afflicted and unfortunate patients, the schizophrenics. A
humane society treats
PSYCH3140| Week 11
- an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the
expectations of the individuals culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence
or early adulthood,
From PDD to ASD: A Focus on Autism
n Characterized by impairments in:
Associated Problems in Autism
Deficits in joint attention behavior
Poor eye contact
PSYCH3140| Week 8
Chapter 14: Schizophrenia
- A psychotic disorder characterized by disturbances in thought, emotion, and behaviour including:
o disordered thinking
o Problems with attention and perception
o Flat or inappropriate affect