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Test 1 Study Guide

by: Kendal Larson

Test 1 Study Guide Psyc 310-04

Kendal Larson


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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Kendal Larson on Monday September 19, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Psyc 310-04 at University of South Carolina Upstate taught by Professor Perry in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views.


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Date Created: 09/19/16
Psychology 310 Exam 1 Study Guide Fall 2016 Chapter 1: Abnormal Behavior in Historical Context  Definition and general understanding of what a psychological disorder is.  Types of mental health practitioners  Understanding of clinical description  Historical traditions used to explain abnormal behavior  Galenic­Hippocratic Tradition  General paresis  Development and consequences of biological treatments  Moral therapy and treatments in the psychological tradition  Main ideas of psychoanalytic theory and structure of the mind  Familiarity with humanistic theory and systematic desensitization in behavioral theory Chapter 2: Integrative Approach to Psychopathology  The multi­dimensional model and it’s influences  Genetic contributions to psychopathology  Diathesis­stress model and the reciprocal gene­environment model  Epigenetics  General understanding of neurons and how they communicate  Neurotransmitters and their connection to mental health issues  Cultural, social, and interpersonal factors in psychopathology Chapter 3: Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis  Purpose and types of psychological assessment  Reliability, validity, and standardization  Differences in and uses of: clinical interviews, mental status exams, and behavioral  assessments  ABC’s of observation  Types of psychological testing  Terminology and strategies of psychological classification  Differences between the DSM­IV and DSM­5  Co­morbidity  How to use the DSM for diagnosis.


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