New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Abnormal Psyc Intro Notes

by: Taylor Notetaker

Abnormal Psyc Intro Notes PSYC 3375

Taylor Notetaker
GPA 3.9
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for Abnormal Psychology

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive Abnormal Psychology notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

Intro to abnormal psyc; week 1
Abnormal Psychology
Debbie Thurneck
Class Notes
Psychology, abnormal




Popular in Abnormal Psychology

Popular in Psychology (PSYC)

This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Taylor Notetaker on Tuesday August 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 3375 at East Carolina University taught by Debbie Thurneck in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychology (PSYC) at East Carolina University.

Similar to PSYC 3375 at ECU

Popular in Psychology (PSYC)


Reviews for Abnormal Psyc Intro Notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 08/23/16
 Psychological Disorder: a psychological dysfunction within an individual associated with distress or impairment in functioning and a response that is not typical or culturally expected. (person may not experience the distress or impairment as negative ex. Mania) •Psychological dysfunction • Breakdown in functioning • Cognitive (thinking, memory, attention), Behavioral (not eating, not getting out of bed), Emotional •Distress or impairment • Individual versus others • Ex: mania • Appropriateness to situation • Ex: death (grief process) • Degree of impairment •Response is not typical or culturally expected • Frequency • Deviations from “average” • Eccentricity How do we classify psychological disorders?  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders • DSM-5 • Outlines criteria for disorders • Prototypes/typical profiles • Constant revision and modification The Science of Psychopathology • Study of psychological disorders • Mental Health Care Professionals:  Clinical and counseling psychologists (PhD, PsyD, EdD)  Psychiatrists (MD, DO)  Psychiatric social workers (MSW, LCSW)  Psychiatric nurses (MN, MSN, PhD)  Marriage and family therapists (MA, MS, MFT)  Mental health counselors (MA, MS) • Scientist-Practitioner framework (you have to be able understand research, not as much going out and conducting research) you are a consumer of science and evaluate it/your practice constantly Clinical Description of Abnormality • Presenting Problem (what is it bringing them into seeing us in the first place) • Clinical Description • Unique combination of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings (contributing to this) • Dysfunction vs. common experience • Statistics • Prevalence (the number of people who have a diagnoses), Incidence (the number of new cases of a particular disorder in a given time) • Course • Episodic (presents itself for a few months and then person is likely to recover-ex. Mania), Time-limited (likely to improve without help), Chronic • Onset (beginning of symptoms) • Acute (quickly) vs. insidious (very gradual) • Prognosis • Good vs. guarded • Age of onset may shape presentation • Developmental psychology (study of changes and behaviors over time) • Developmental psychopathology (study of changes and abnormal behaviors over time) • Life-span developmental psychopathology Causation, Treatment, and Outcomes • Etiology –what causes, what is the cause of a psychological disorder • Cause or development of psychopathology • Treatment • Pharmacologic (medication) and/or psychosocial (behavior therapy/talk therapy/etc.) • Treatment Outcome Research • Have we really helped? • Does the effect reveal the cause? (Not always)


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Allison Fischer University of Alabama

"I signed up to be an Elite Notetaker with 2 of my sorority sisters this semester. We just posted our notes weekly and were each making over $600 per month. I LOVE StudySoup!"

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.