Week 1 notes
Week 1 notes psyc 3330
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Date Created: 09/13/16
Week 1 Pg.1 Overview behavior that is inconsistent with social norms is known as abnormal behavior psychopathology the nature, development, and the treatment of psych disorders. There’s a lot of negative stigma associated with anyone with a mental illness. (an us vs. them attitude) prevalence 46.4% have a psych disorder Defining psych disorders • has to occur within the individual • clinically significant difficulties in thinking, feeling, or behaving • personal distress • dysfunction in psych development and/or neurological process • not cultural specific • has to have happened for at least 6 months to be diagnosed Early demonology • mental illness was considered a demonic possession • this was treated with exorcisms • If you had disturbed behavior people considered that you displeased the gods Early bio exploration Hippocrates Mental illness had natural causes Three categories of disorders: 1.) Mania 2.) Melancholia 3.) Phrenitis Believed that brain functioning depended on balance of the four humors Week 1 Pg.2 Development of asylums • Priory of St. Mary of Bethlehem (14001600s) Deplorable conditions People treated horribly Mentally ill were considered entertainment • Phillipe Pinel More humane treatment of the mentally ill Compassion and understanding Primarily for upper class Moral treatment Dorothea Dix Biological Approaches General Paresis and Syphilis First link between infectionbrain damagepsychopathology Genetics Sir Frances Galton Nature vs. nurture Biological treatments Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) Prefrontal lobotomy Psychological approaches Franz Mesmer and Jean Martin Charcot Josef Breuer (Cathartic method) Sigmund Freud (psychoanalytic theory) Carl Jung (analytical psychology) Alfred Adler (individual psychology) Continuing influences of Freud and his followers (Behaviorism and Cognitive therapy) Week 1 Pg.3 Biological models • Neurons • Neurotransmitters • Neuroscience • Biological scarring • Behavioral genetics • Viral infection theory Psychological models • Modern psychoanalytic models • Behavioral models • The Cognitive Model • The Humanistic Model Sociocultural Models • Gender roles • Socioeconomic status (SES) • Interpersonal support • Race and ethnicity • Culturebound syndromes Biopsychosocial Model • Many different factors • Diathesisstress model • Predisposition vs. development Types of degrees • MD—Psychiatry Week 1 Pg.4 • PhD—Clinical, Social, Counseling, Developmental, I/O, etc. • PsyD—Clinical • Masters—social work, marriage and family therapy, experimental, clinical, counseling, I/O, etc. • Bachelors—general psychology
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