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Psych 130 Week 1

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Psych 130 Week 1 Psych 130

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Class Introduction + Lecture 1 (Definition of mental illness)
Clinical Psychology
Sonia Bishop
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jennifer Fu on Monday August 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psych 130 at University of California Berkeley taught by Sonia Bishop in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Clinical Psychology in Psychology at University of California Berkeley.


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Date Created: 08/29/16
Psych 130 Exams are mostly from the slides Abnormal Psychology 13 edition (Kring. A. Davison) Lecture 1 Defining “mental illness” What is clinical psychology - The branch of psychology concerned with understanding, assessing and treating psychiatric problems - Research and practice (treatment) are tightly interwoven Research Focuses - Genotype - Neural substrate - Cognition - Symptom - Diagnosis What the course will cover - Diagnosis of psychiatric conditions - Different approaches to advancing our understanding of psychiatric illness - Treatment Why is clinical psychology important? - 1 in 5 Americans over 18 years of age are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder each year - 4 of the 10 most significant causes of disability in the U.S. are psychiatric disorders How do we define what is abnormal? - Statistical Infrequency – end of the continuum o So all the Olympians are abnormal? - Violation of social norms - Personal distress – behavior is abnormal if it causes distress - Disability - Harmful dysfunction


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