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UW - PSYCHOLOGY 2340 - Class Notes - Week 12

School: University of Wyoming
Department: Engineering
Course: Abnormal Psych
Professor: Matt Gray
Term: Spring 2018
Tags: psych, Psychology, abnormal psych, abnormal, and Abnormal psychology
Name: Abnormal Psychology Week 12
Description: Sexuality Disorders Paraphilic Disorders Gender Dysphoria Substance Related & Addictive Disorders Substances Alcohol Cannabis
Uploaded: 04/23/2018
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background image Abnormal Psychology
Week 12 Notes
Spring Semester 2018
INSTRUCTOR: DR. Gray Sexuality Disorders Cont. (disorder only if affecting life in negative way) Female Sexual Interest/arousal Disorder  (up to 30%) &  Male  Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder      (a few percent) ○ Both ↑increase w/ age ● Genito­Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder Dyspareunia  (painful intercourse) and  Vaginismus  (spasms) ○ 16% ­ but ↓declines w/ age ● Treatment ○ Become psychological in nature, so worried (anxiety, performance  anxiety) about it, create mindset that doesn’t allow normal sex to  happen, cause bad performance Sensate focus  (decrease goal orientation; increase communication) ■ Reduce concern about things “going right” ■ More communication easily eradicates many disorders ■ Make the goal not just orgasm ○ Relationship & stress ■ Bad relationship makes it hard to have a good sex life ■ Stress doesn’t allow mind set ○ Dryness & dilation
background image ■ Physiological issues, can increase lubrication (dyspareunia),  increase dilation w/ dilators to reduce pain & become able to  have sex (vaginismus) Paraphilic Disorders ● Require Distress & Functional Impact only a disorder if it affects life/relationships, just because turned on by  something strange doesn’t mean it is a disorder ● Disorder v. Crime v. Morality (overlap but not interchangeable) ○ Some men can only be aroused by women’s shoes ■ If they end up buying tons of shoes & hiding from spouse,  disorder, but not crime, or morally wrong ○ Possession of child pornography ■ Possession is a crime, doesn’t mean it’s an issue to them, may  not be causing functional issues in their life, not a disorder ○ Sex before marriage, homosexuality ■ Some may view as immoral, but not crime, not disorder <5% Exhibitionistic Disorder  (compulsive sexting?, trenchcoat opening) ○ Someone who is aroused by exposing self to unsuspecting person ■ Obsessed w/, feel the need to do to get sexual arousal Frotteuristic Disorder  (in WY?) ○ Gains sexual satisfaction/arousal from rubbing up on strangers ■ Subways ■ Becomes issue when person sees it as necessary, causing  dysfunction in line
background image Fetishistic Disorder  (ex. shoes) ○ A particular object or stimulus that they are obsessed w/ to become  sexually aroused (not necessarily disorder) ■ Women’s shoes, feet  Pedophilic Disorder  (invariably criminal? Invariably male?) ○ Sexually aroused/attracted to minors/children ○ Not criminal if don’t act on it, don’t possess child pornography, only  thoughts (immoral but technically not a crime, or possibly not  considered disorder) ○ NOT ONLY MEN Sexual Masochism Disorder  (50 shades of no way) ○ Someone who gains sexual satisfaction from being beaten, physically  harmed ○ Not necessarily disorder ● Sexual Sadism Disorder ○ Aroused by forcible submission of other, inflicting pain/humiliation 5­10% people interested in having sex in this way (not disorder)
­S&M
Transvestic Disorder   ○ (NOT same as transgender or transsexual) ■ They do not see themselves as seeing themselves as opposite  gender ○ Attain sexual arousal from dressing or pretending to be opposite  gender Voyeuristic Disorder ○ “Peeping Tom” ○ Attain arousal/gratification by spying, creeping, watching people  secretly ○ Technological implication ■ People can now use secrete cameras, etc.

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School: University of Wyoming
Department: Engineering
Course: Abnormal Psych
Professor: Matt Gray
Term: Spring 2018
Tags: psych, Psychology, abnormal psych, abnormal, and Abnormal psychology
Name: Abnormal Psychology Week 12
Description: Sexuality Disorders Paraphilic Disorders Gender Dysphoria Substance Related & Addictive Disorders Substances Alcohol Cannabis
Uploaded: 04/23/2018
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