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Abnormal Psyc, Chapter 1 & 4 Notes

by: Kaija Perkins

Abnormal Psyc, Chapter 1 & 4 Notes Psyc2051

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These are the notes for Chapter 1 and Chapter 4.
Abnormal Psychology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kaija Perkins on Friday September 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psyc2051 at The University of Cincinnati taught by Ronis-Tobin in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychology at The University of Cincinnati.


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Date Created: 09/16/16
Chapter 1 Reasons for lack of Treatment:  Insurance coverage  Stigma (perspectives are overprescribed by primary car physicians)  Availability of treatment (2 available in Cincinnati) Because psychiatric hospitals were closed down (observation and meds 24/7), many end up homeless or in prison Mental Disorder treatment cost = $201 Billion ($193 Billion in lost earnings) Chapter 4 Four Goals of Psychology:  Description (What?)- Collect information  Explanation (Why?)  Prediction (Condition where behavior occurs)  Change (Goals) Scientific Method: 1) Review Literature 2) Hypothesis (Operationally Defined) 3) Design Study/Collect Data 4) Analyze (accept/reject hypothesis) 5) Publish, Replicate, Review 6) Build a Theory Correlational Study = Relationship Experiment = “cause and effect”, independent variable & dependent variable Endophenotypes = measurable characteristics - Heritable - Occur more frequently in families that in the general population - *prevention and early treatment* Abnormal behavior: - Distress, Dysfunction, Deviance, Danger DSM 5 = Standard of Diagnosing psychological disorders BioPsychoSocial Model: Biological = physical health, disability, genetics + Psychological = Self-esteem, coping skills, social skills + Social = peers, family, school = Mental Illness


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