Limited time offer 20% OFF StudySoup Subscription details

CSU - PSY 320 - Class Notes - Week 2

Created by: nevergoneforever Elite Notetaker

> > > > CSU - PSY 320 - Class Notes - Week 2

CSU - PSY 320 - Class Notes - Week 2

0 5 3 78 Reviews
This preview shows pages 1 - 2 of a 6 page document. to view the rest of the content
background image 8/29/16 
­ Integrating mental patients into the community with the support of community­based 
treatment facilities 
­ Patient’s rights movement: recover better or live more satisfying lives if integrated into 
the community 
­ Community mental health movement: Provide coordinated mental health services to 
people in community mental health centers ­ remain in their homes, while still being a 
part of a community, where they get help 
­ Halfway houses: Offer people with long­term mental health problems the opportunity to 
live in a structured, supportive environment 
­ Day treatment centers: Allow people to obtain treatment during the day, along with 
occupational and rehabilitative therapies, live at home at night 
Managed Care 
­ Collection of methods for coordinating care  ● Ranges from simple monitoring to total control over what care can be provided  and paid for  ­ Solves problems created by deinstitutionalization ­ sometimes people have a hard time 
reintegrating into society 
Professions within Abnormal Psychology 
­ Psychiatrists ­ medical school, give out perscriptions  ­ Clinical psychologists ­ Phd  ­ Marriage and family therapists  ­ Clinical social workers ­ deal with the more intense situations (child abuse, domestic 
abuse, drug abuse) 
­ Licensed mental health counselors  ­ Psychiatric nurses   
Chapter 2 
Diathesis­Stress Model of the Development of Disorders 
­ Biological factor (genes, disordered biochemistry, brain anomalies)  ­ Social factor (maladaptive upbringing, chronic stress, etc.)  ­ Psychological factor (unconscious conflicts, poor skills, maladaptive cognitions, etc.) 
­ Biological trigger (onset of a disease, exposure to toxins)  ­ Social trigger (traumatic event, major loss)  ­ Psychological trigger ()  = Disorder 
background image  
Biological causes of abnormality 
­ Brain dysfunction  ­ Chemical imbalances  ­ Genetic anomalies   
Limbic System 
­ Regulates many instinctive behaviors  ● Reactions to stressful events and eating 
● Located around the central core of the brain 
● Interconnected with the hypothalamus 
­ Amygdala ­ critical in emotions such as fear and love  ­ Hippocampus ­ plays a role in memory   
­ Biochemicals messengers that carry impulses from neuron to neuron, or nerve cells 
throughout the brain 
­ Synapse ­ Gap between the synaptic terminals and the adjacent neurons  ­ Receptors ­ Molecules on the membrane of the adjacent neurons that receives the 
Processes that affect the Neurotransmitters 
­ Reuptake ­ occurs when the neurons that initially released the neurotransmitter into the 
synapse reabsorb the neurotransmitter, decreasing the amount in the synapse 
­ Degradation ­ when the receiving neuron releases an enzyme into the synapse that 
breaks down the neurotransmitter into other biochemicals 
Biochemical imbalances 
­ Psychological symptoms possibly associated with   ● Number and functioning of receptors for the number of dendrites 
● Malfunctioning in neurotransmitter systems 
Biopsychosocial approach 
­ Combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that result in the 
development of psychological symptoms 
● Risk factors because risk of psychological problems 
● Biological risk factors ­ genetic predisposition 
Types of Neurotransmitters 
­ Serotonin  ­ Dopamine  ● Reinforcement, rewards 
● Affected by substances that activate this 

This is the end of the preview. Please to view the rest of the content
Join more than 18,000+ college students at Colorado State University who use StudySoup to get ahead
School: Colorado State University
Department: Psychology
Course: Abnormal Psychology
Professor: Martha Amberg
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: PSY320, abnormalpsychology, Psychology, and Amberg
Name: PSY 320 Week 2 Notes
Description: Lecture notes for week 2 Prof Amberg Some history of psychology and psychological approaches
Uploaded: 09/02/2016
6 Pages 44 Views 35 Unlocks
  • Better Grades Guarantee
  • 24/7 Homework help
  • Notes, Study Guides, Flashcards + More!
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to CSU - PSY 320 - Class Notes - Week 2
Join with Email
Already have an account? Login here
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to CSU - PSY 320 - Class Notes - Week 2

Forgot password? Reset password here

Reset your password

I don't want to reset my password

Need help? Contact support

Need an Account? Is not associated with an account
Sign up
We're here to help

Having trouble accessing your account? Let us help you, contact support at +1(510) 944-1054 or

Got it, thanks!
Password Reset Request Sent An email has been sent to the email address associated to your account. Follow the link in the email to reset your password. If you're having trouble finding our email please check your spam folder
Got it, thanks!
Already have an Account? Is already in use
Log in
Incorrect Password The password used to log in with this account is incorrect
Try Again

Forgot password? Reset it here