Psy 3240, Exam 1 SG
Psy 3240, Exam 1 SG Psy 3240
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Abnormal Child Psychology, Fall 2015 Exam 1 Study Guide Chapter 1 Important historical breakthroughs: What is a psychological disorder? Difference between diseases and syndromes Benefits/limitations of labels: Distinguishing features of childhood/adolescent disorders: Examples of developmental tasks Considerations when diagnosing disorders (5 areas) Developmental pathway: Equifinality: Multifinality: Risk Factor: Protective Factor: Examples of Risk/Protective factors: Resilience: Chapter 2 Scientific Theory: Etiological Theory: Transaction: Continuity: Discontinuity: Examples of Continuity and Discontinuity: Neural Plasticity: Parts of the brain (only those discussed in class) and their roles: Neurotransmitters (only those discussed in class)—how they work and how they are altered by pharmaceuticals: How do genes influence/contribute to psychological disorders? Know the main psychological theories of child psychopathology (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, etc.): Emotion Regulation: Emotion Reactivity: Temperament: Applied Behavior Analysis: Social Cognition: Chapter 3 Why do we do research in child psychopathology? Samples of convenience and problems with this? Random selection: Comorbidity: Construct Validity: Benefits/drawbacks of observational methods of measurement: Neuroimaging techniques (MRI, fMRI, etc.): True experiment: Quasi-experiment (aka “natural experiment”): ABAB reversal design: Internal Validity: External Validity: Randomized Controlled Trial: Retrospective research: Longitudinal research: Incidence rates vs prevalence rates vs lifetime prevalence: Moderator Variable: Mediator Variable: Efficacy: Effectiveness: What ethical factors need to be taken into consideration when conducting research? Chapter 4 What are the main purposes of assessment? What’s involved with describing behavior? Diagnosing an individual? Prognosis: What do you need to consider when planning treatment? Nomothetic information: Idiographic information: Multi-informant, multi-method: Unstructured clinical interviews are good for gathering what kind of information? Examples of structured/ unstructured observations: Screening test: Intelligence testing: Projective tests: Personality tests: Neuropsychological Assessment: Categorical Approach (including benefits/limitations): Dimensional Approach (including benefits/limitations): Prevention: Treatment: Maintenance: Be familiar with different treatment approaches (e.g., psychodynamic, behavioral, etc.) Cultural Compatibility Hypothesis: Best practice guidelines: Treatment utility (i.e., is it effective, what kind of treatment are children receiving?) For all chapters: Be generally familiar with the information in the “a closer look” boxes as well as diagrams
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