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Ding, J., Powell, D., & Jiang, Y. (n.d.). Dissociable
Chapter 10 Discussion Board
Some think that teens rebelling are a sign of disrespect and bad parenting while
others do not. I personally believe that teen rebellion is and can be a healthy thing. I
believe that all teens do it. Its just a matter of whethe
Ch. 11 Discussion Board
I believe that college is intended for growth and preparation of the real world. The
reason I attended a university rather than a community college or no college at all is
because I wasnt to be able to earn better money, and have a
Intro to psych
Critical Thinking Questions
1. How does the brain decide what to pay attention to when attempting to
a. According to brain rules, it states that the brain is not capable of
multitasking on any level above b
Cross Cultural Exploration of Death
1. How does the Hispanic culture deal with the death of a family member?
a. According MH&A the elderly in Latino cultures are believed to have
inner strength. They also play a large role in the family. Most families
Ch. 8 Discussion Board
The opposing viewpoints of this article are; The US leads the world in rates of
divorce and remarriage almost half of all marriages end in divorce. On average
children fare best emotionally and academically with married parents. On
Discussion Board 2/8/16
While watching this documentary I not only new things about how to get better
quality sleep, also how to get more of it. I learned things about how to cure snoring,
how to help toddlers learn to sleep through the night as well as w
Chapter 9 Discussion Board
I think personally that high stakes testing or standardized testing causes more
children to be less interested in learning and more focused on just passing. I also
think that it causes teachers to become less interested in their
Chapter 22: Substance Related and Addictive Disorders
1. A patient diagnosed with alcoholism asks, How will Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) help me?
Select the nurses best response.
a. The goal of AA is for members to learn controlled drinking w
Chapter 35: Integrative Care
1. A patient tells the nurse, Ive been having problems with my memory. I read some information on the Internet
and started taking gingko. Select the nurses best response.
The Internet does not have
Chapter 29: Sexual Assault
1. The nurse at a university health center leads a dialogue with female
freshmen about rape and sexual assault. One student says, If I avoid
strangers or situations where I am alone outside at night, Il
Chapter 28: Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Violence
Child content only
1. Which comment by the nurse would best support relationship building
with a survivor of intimate partner abuse?
You are feeling violated because
Deficiency in the amount or content of speech, a disturbance often seen in people with schizophrenia.
Anhedonia - Inability to experience pleasure, associated with some mood and schizophrenic disorders.
Separation among basic
Prenatal medical procedure that allows the detection of abnormalities (for example, Down syndrome)
in the developing fetus. It involves removal and analysis of amniotic fluid from the mother.
Pervasive developmental disord
covert sensitization - Cognitive-behavioral intervention to reduce unwanted behaviors by having
clients imagine the extremely aversive consequences of the behaviors and establish negative rather
than positive associations with them.
Exhibitionism - Sexual
antisocial personality disorder
Cluster B (dramatic, emotional, or erratic) personality disorder involving a pervasive pattern of disregard for
and violation of the rights of others. Similar to the non-DSM-IV-TR label psychopathy but with greater
1) Chapter 13Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Perspectives on Schizophrenia
2) Psychosis = hallucinations and delusions
3) Early Figures in Diagnosing Schizophrenia
a) Emil Kraepelin Psychiatrist who unified the distinct categories of schizophr
o Chapter 8
Added to DSM-4 in 2000.
Chief characteristic = overwhelming, all-encompassing drive to be thin.
o <18.5% BMI = Serious Malnourishment
o >29% BMI = obesity
o 100 lbs overweight = morbid obesity
Somatoform and dissociative disorders share common features but are not well understood.
Both among the oldest recognized mental disorders.
o Both were labeled as hysterical neurosis. Referring generally to physical symptoms w/o known
organic cause or to
Small electronic device that is worn on the wrist like a watch and records body
movements. This device can be used to record sleepwake cycles.
Eating disorder characterized by recurrent food refusal, leading to dangerously low b
Shorthand term for alter egos, the different personalities or identities in dissociative identity disorder.
body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Somatoform disorder featuring a disruptive preoccupation with some imagined defect in appearance
Panic Disorder: sudden burst of anxiety symptoms, feel out of control,
and think they are dying.
Agoraphobia: fear of places where help might not be available in case
of an emergency.
Specific Phobia: fear of specific object
*DMS = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (by Am. Psychiatric Assoc)
Abnormal Chapter 1
Mental Health Professionals
o Ph.D: clinical and counseling psychologists
o Psy.D: Clinical and counseling Doctors of Psychology
o M.D.: Psychiatris
Chapter 1Abnormal Behavior in Historical Context
What is a psychological disorder?
How do we describe people with mental illness?
o Lazy, crazy, dumb?
o Weak in character?
What is a Psych
behavioral assessmentMeasuring, observing, and systematically evaluating (rather than inferring)
the clients thoughts, feelings, and behavior in the actual problem situation or context.
classical categorical approach - Classification method founded on the
Affect - Conscious, subjective aspect of an emotion that accompanies an action at a given time.
Agonist - Chemical substance that effectively increases the activity of a neurotransmitter by imitating
Antagonist - In neuroscience, a chemical s
abnormal behavior - A psychological dysfunction within an individual that is associated with distress
or impairment in functioning and a response that is not typical or culturally expected.
behavior therapy - Array of therapy methods based on the principl
1. The drive-reduction theory states biological needs motivate animals and humans to take action to reduce tension or arousal in the body and achieve balance through primary and secondary drives. Primary drives are unlearned biological motivations that in