Abnormal Psychology Notes 1/27/2016
Abnormal Psychology Notes 1/27/2016 PSYCH 351
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Date Created: 02/10/16
1/27 Abnormal psychology – scientific study whose objective are to describe, explain, predict, and control behaviors that are considered strange or unusual o Describe Abnormal behavior – based on observations of a trained professional, along with information from psychological tests and information from the client and those who are close to them Psychodiagnosis – describing abnormal behavior Which seems to be the best fit with the symptoms Need to be cautious with diagnosisng o Can hinder rather than help Type of therapy and treatment to use Validate and normalize Need diagnosis for insurance purposes Selffulfilling prophecy Different meanings Make sure it’s current Language o Peoplefirst language o Explain Various explanations based on the theoretical orientation of the therapist Psychodynamic/psychoanalytic Genetic/biological psychotherapeutic cognitive o Control Therapy How you explain is how you control Cognitive definition = cognitive treatment Can use any approach Needs to make sense to the patient o Predicting Some disorders we can predict future behavior A lot of variability in people and the actual disorders Most disorders we can’t predict Defining Abnormal Behavior o 4 D’s Distress – to those around them/themselves What the person tells us Physical and psychological discomforts Deviance – from social norms Behaviors that occur least frequently Normal = behaviors that occur most frequently in the population Cultural relativism Cultural universality – doesn’t matter the culture, world culture Dysfunction – in person’s life Inability/loss of efficiency in daily life tasks Dangerousness o Effect the behavior has on the person and the people around them o Wide variations in human behavior Slight changes in individuals Case by case Blurry line between abnormal and normal
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