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background image January 12, 2017  Rosenhan Study (1973) People went to doctor and said they were hearing voices that 
said “Thud”, “Hollow”, and “Empty”
They said that they stopped hearing voices when the were 
institutionalized 
The mental health practitioners could not tell that they were 
not crazy 
The other patients were the ones that could tell that they 
didn’t need to be there
Continuum Model: Very normal, somewhere in the middle, or very abnormal 
behavior; no dividing line
Normal Behavior o Behavior, thoughts, and feelings that are typical for the  social context, not distressing to the individual, not 
interfering with social life or work/school, not dangerous
 Halfway Down the Continuum o Behaviors, thoughts, and feelings are one or more of the following: Somewhat unusual for the social context  Distressing to the individual Interfering with social or occupational functioning Dangerous Abnormal Behavior o Behavior, thoughts, and feelings are one or more of the  following: Highly unusual for the social context The source of significant individual distress Significantly interfering with social or occupational
functioning
Highly dangerous to yourself or others
background image 4 D’s of Abnormality (Each on its own continuum)  Deviance from the norm o Unusual, unexpected, different from what other people  do  o Influenced by cultural norms 
o Normal curve (bell curve) represents many human 
characteristics and or behaviors  o Problems with Deviance: We cannot assume that something is abnormal 
just because they are different 
There is no cut off that says “Oh that’s abnormal” o Apply with the most caution  Dysfunctionality  o Interferes with your ability to function  In daily life At work or school Forming relationships  Distress to self or others o Causes physical or emotional pain 
o Advantage:
Disregards societal norms o Problems:  Poor insight  Distress to others Dangerousness to self or others o Very dangerous to themselves or others Mania- Irrational behavior, extremely happiness Abnormal Psychology- Study of people who suffer from mental,  emotional, and physical pain

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School: Florida State University
Department: OTHER
Course: Abnormal Psychology
Professor: Natalie Sachs-Ericsson
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: Abnormal psychology
Name: CLP 4143 Week 1 Notes
Description: These notes cover the materials from week 1 (Chapter 1 in the textbook).
Uploaded: 01/17/2017
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