Treatment of Psychological Disorders
TREATMENT: GETTING HELP TO THOSE WHO NEED IT
annual financial burden of anxiety disorders in US: $42.3 billion, or $1,542 per sufferer, including costs of
treatment, diminished productivity, and absenteeism
The Social Animal
Social psychology Its less focus on how an individual works (or how the brain works), but its more on
how they interact with each other in the society.
Even if people try to become different, they end up forming groups with other people
Where Does Intelligence Come From
People tend to think that tests which do not associate verbal abilities (eg: Ravens progressive matrices),
tend to measure intelligence better because we are not culturally biasing them since its not set in a
Piaget (key character in cognitive development): Noticed how children were making errors when
given certain problems, but realized that those errors were made not due to lack of intelligence
but because they have not reached certain
Chapter 16 Therapies
Treating Psychological Disorders
1 in 5 people will experience a psychological disorder, either directly or indirectly through friends, family, neighbours, or coworkers
Barriers to Psychological Treatment
Many people with a disorder
Chapter 14 - Health, Stress, and Coping
Behaviour and Health
Health psychologists -> researchers who study both the positive and negative effects that humans' behaviour and decisions have
on their health, survival, and well-being
The need for health psy
Chapt. 10 Notes
Intelligence: The ability to direct ones thinking adapt to ones circumstances, and learn from
Ratio IQ: A statistic obtained by dividing a persons mental age by the persons physical age
and then multiplying the quotient by
CHAPTER 16: Stress and Health
SOURCES OF STRESS: What Gets to You
Stressors - Specific events or chronic pressures that place demands on a person or threaten the persons wellbeing.
Stress - The physical and psychological response to inter
CHAPTER 14: Psychological Disorders
IDENTIFYING PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS: What Is Abnormal?
Medical Model - The conceptualization of psychological disorders as diseases that, like physical diseases, have
biological causes, defined symptoms, and possible cu
Psychology Chpt 11 notes
Developmental Stage: The study of continuity and change across the life span.
Zygote: A fertilized egg that contains chromosomes from both a sperm and an egg
Germinal Stage: The 2-week period of prenatal development that begins at
Psychology Chapt. 9 Notes
Language: is a system for communicating with others using signals that are combined
according to rules of grammar and convey meaning.
Grammar: is a set of rules that specify how the units of language can be combined to
Psychology notes and definitions
Classical conditioning objects or situations become associated or linked with other kinds of
situations. Once association is made, similar objects and situations can cause the same
response that earli
Upbringing a Child with the Mentally Challenged: Possible or Not?
In today's society, there are numerous indivduals who have been diagnosed with a
mental sickness, most commonly referred to as mental retardation. A
Professor Marcia Alberts
The Mentally Challenged: Can They Raise A Child?
As we all know everyone is distinct in their own way. Most of us are normal but what about
those who are not? What about those who are mentally chal
Slingblade: A heart-touching tale
Slingblade, a heart-warmer indeed. This lesson teaching story about one man who sets out
to redeem himself from a tough and troubled past was truly a worthwhile watch. The powerful
storyline showed a variety of di
Time for a new change putting a stop to gang violence in Toronto.
Gang violence is somewhat like a tornado it engulfs many innocent victims in its wake. This
includes family of gang members, surrounding community members and many times innocent
Development: The Early Years
Developmental Psychology The scientific study of biological, cognitive, social and personality
development throughout the life span. Thats why Developmental Psychologists study infants. (eg: Could
be from infancy to old age or