Chapter 16: Psychological Disorders: Depression
Perspectives on Psychological Disorders: p. 620-625 &
Insanity and Responsibility p. 626
1. Explain each part of the definition of psychological disorder:
Atypical-being different from most other people in o
Chapter 02 - Neuroscience, Genetics, and Behaviors
Franz Gall developed the false theory called Phrenology where bumps on
the head dictate personality and intelligence. But the theory did direct our
attention to brain region and function.
Chapter 01 - Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
Hindsight bias- to see the event as having been predictable, despite there having been little or no
objective basis for predicting it, prior to its occurrence.
Critical thinking - the obje
Conformity (Blue Book 119-123). All answers must be in complete sentences.
1. What is conformity?
The tendency to adjust ones thoughts, feelings, or behavior in ways that are in agreement with those
of a particular individual or group, or with accepted st
Biological Explanations for Eating Disorders
Heritability of Eating Disorders
Genetics play a significant role in the development of an eating disorder, as supported by
adoption and twin studies.
o Twin studies have shown concordance rates of anorexia in
Argument: It is an income effect, not a gender effect.
Womens economic status is lower than men's.
It could be that the differences observed in rates of depression in men and women are the
result of differences in socioeconomic status instead of gender di
Caspi et al 2003
Fifteen percent of the subjects suffered four or more crises (unemployment, homelessness, debt, abuse etc.) At
ages 21 to 26. Within that group, 43 percent of those with two copies of the short allele developed depression