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UW - PSYCHOLOGY 2340 - Abnormal Psych Exam 2 Study Guide - Study Guide

School: University of Wyoming
Department: Engineering
Course: Abnormal Psych
Professor: Matt Gray
Term: Spring 2018
Tags: abnormal psych, abnormal, Abnormal psychology, Psychology, Intro to Psychology, and psych
Name: Abnormal Psych Exam 2 Study Guide
Description: This is the filled out and completed study guide for the Abnormal Psych Exam 2!
Uploaded: 03/17/2018
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background image Abnormal Psych Exam 2 
Study Guide
Conduct Disorder v 
Oppositional Defiant 
Disorder
o Conduct Disorder is more 
severe
Behave violently, 
violate other’s rights, 
engage in sexual 
misconduct, lifelong 
issues w/ the law
o Oppositional Defiant Disorder Less severe, angry, 
defiant, misbehave, 
many will grow out of it
ADHD o Inattention  & Hyperactivity &  Impulsivity o 5% overall prevalence 20-30% Inattentive 
subtype
15% 
Hyperactivity/Impulsivit
y
50-75% both o Diagnosed at early age Teacher is best to help 
diagnose (other than 
parents)
o ½ will continue to be  diagnosable as adults o Frontal/Prefrontal Cortical  deficits This part of the brain is 
used in making 
planned, thought out, 
logical decision making
o Relatively heritable Autism Spectrum 
Disorder
o Persistent deficits in social 
comm. Not accounted for by 
gen. develop. Delays
Social Emotional 
Reciprocity
Kid may show 
almost no 
emotion in 
normal emotional
settings
background image Theory of mind – and 
cereal/ribbon study
o To be able to understand  what someone else is 
thinking
o Box of cereal shown to  contain ribbons, you would 
now know that it contains 
ribbons but understand that 
others will believe that it 
contains cereal still
Asperger’s syndrome o Subtype of autism, difficulty  in social interaction & 
nonverbal communication
Temple Grandin o Individual w/ form of autism Difficulty with social 
interaction, took a long 
time to learn and work 
on
o Was able to put herself in the position of cattle in the 
slaughterhouse and 
developed a better design to 
calm animals through the 
process through her imagery
Savants o About 10% of people w/  autism o Extreme gift in one ability,  major difficulty w/ basic life 
tasks
ADHD treatment o Stimulants Allows person to focus 
& reduce other 
symptoms
o CBT (Cognitive Behavioral  Therapy) Older: focus on 
organization
Younger: incentive 
based
o Some respond better to one  or other o Many will grow out of it w/  brain maturation Learning 
disabilities/specific 
learning disorder (5%)
background image o Avg. or above IQ score, but  difficulty w/ specific tasks Fine cognitive skill Narrower domain Math, reading, 
spelling, etc.
IDD (Intellectual 
Development Disorder 
1-2%)
o Low cognitive abilities IQ of 70 or under o Functional issues, adaptive  functioning o Prior to adolescence, not  diagnosed after an injury, it is
a developmental disorder
Down syndrome o Genetic disorder, extra copy  of chromosome 21 o Physical growth delays
o Mild to Moderate intellectual 
disability MDD and causes o US is 2 nd  in rate of mood  disorders o Paradox of choice Too little or too much 
choice makes us 
unhappy
o Media helps push ideal life  perceptions o Affects functions of life o Intense or Chronic Stress
o Spikes in developmental 
periods MDD and income of 
nationality
o Affluent (12%)
o Low-Mid Income (9%)
o US (19.2%)
Grief exception o No longer used
o Some don’t ant to treat a 
MDE as it is “just grief” Not a disorder, want to 
allow appropriate 
emotional response
MDD treatments

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School: University of Wyoming
Department: Engineering
Course: Abnormal Psych
Professor: Matt Gray
Term: Spring 2018
Tags: abnormal psych, abnormal, Abnormal psychology, Psychology, Intro to Psychology, and psych
Name: Abnormal Psych Exam 2 Study Guide
Description: This is the filled out and completed study guide for the Abnormal Psych Exam 2!
Uploaded: 03/17/2018
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