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background image Abnormal Psychology Study Guide 1 Psychopathology o Abnormality of interest Characteristics/components of psychopathology Loss of Freedom/Ability to Consider Alternatives Ex. Manic Phase of Bipolar Disorder Ex. The automatic thoughts and blames of a person with 
Loss of Genuine Personal Contact Ex. Social difficulty (PTSD) Loss of Connection w/ Self/Adaptive Functioning Individual is feeling unlike self o “I just don’t feel like me anymore” Personal Distress Ex. Having anxiety to the point where is overcomes 
another emotion
Biopsychosocial approach o considers biological, psychological, and social factors and their  complex interactions in understanding health, illness, and health care 
Understanding and “treatment” of mental illness back in the 
old days
Demonic Spirits & Witches
  Drilling or creating a hole in the head in an attempt to release 
evil spirits or demons
  If the person was a witch, they would float and swim   If they were normal, they would drown Imprisonment Brain lobes and primary functions o Frontal Lobe “human”
background image Planning, Coordinating, Personality Motor Cortex o Parietal Lobe Spatial Functioning Somatosensory Cortex o Temporal Lobe Auditory o Occipital Lobe Sight Wernicke’s and Broca’s areas o    Broca’s     Area   Can’t produce intelligible speech but can understand it o    Wernicke’s     Area   Can’t understand speech but can produce it o Evolution o Important for understanding Behaviors as well as Physical  Traits Genetic variability (Conception & Mutation) Obstacles to Reproduction (Environmental Pressures) Reproduction Biological treatments o Act directly on the biological mechanism responsible for the abnormal behavior. Drugs (antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics) ECT 
(Electro convulsive therapy)
Psychosurgeries o brain surgery to treat psychological disorders Psychodynamic perspective o First attempt, Freudian Focused on sexual and aggressive repression Childhood issues o Influential Humanistic o Positive Psych/Growth & Strength Focused (Carl Rogers)
background image        Positive Regard o Loved no matter what        Genuine        Empathy   Empathy and Listening Existential Purpose and meaning focused (Yalom) Find your life meaning Happiness is a result of being goal focused Mindfulness Cognitive behavioral perspective o Principals of Learning, Conditioning   Best Backing by Research Primary neurotransmitters (just ones from slide shown in 
o Acetylcholine Muscle/Motor Movements; Learning Alzheimer’s o Serotonin Mood/Depression Some anxiety OCD o Dopamine Reinforcement/Addictions Schizophrenia Too much Parkinson’s Too little o Norepinephrine (adrenaline) Stress/Arousal Attentiveness (ADHD), Depression o Glutamate Excitatory NT

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School: University of Wyoming
Department: Engineering
Course: Abnormal Psych
Professor: Matt Gray
Term: Spring 2018
Tags: abnormal psych, Abnormal psychology, Psychology, and psych
Name: Abnormal Psych Study Guide Test 1
Description: This is the study guide filled out with definitions and some examples for test 1!
Uploaded: 02/19/2018
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