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

PSY 3210 Week #1 Notes

by: Morgan Hatch

PSY 3210 Week #1 Notes PSY 3210

Morgan Hatch
Utah State University

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

These notes cover week lecture #1 and #10 These topics will be on the exam
Abnormal Psychology
Ferrel, Jill
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in Abnormal Psychology

Popular in Psychology (PSYC)

This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Morgan Hatch on Monday October 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 3210 at Utah State University taught by Ferrel, Jill in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychology (PSYC) at Utah State University.

Similar to PSY 3210 at Utah State University

Popular in Psychology (PSYC)


Reviews for PSY 3210 Week #1 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: 10/03/16
Abnormal Psych Lecture #1 8/31/2016 • 3 Ways of Knowing • Explanation  • Fear of death­ prediction and control  • Existential  • Fear of meaninglessness  • Relational  • An unexplainable knowing of being connected to someone  • Fear of loneliness  • Explanation  • Rationalism­ Descartes, Kant ­ “I think therefore I am” ­ Abstract to concrete (shape, color, and gravity) Its a concept that cant experience its an idea • Empiricism­ John, Locke ­ Blank slate  ­ concrete to abstract ­ Experience leads to knowledge • Existentialism ­ Frankl ­ i.e. Concentration camps­ They take control of when they died, not because they didn’t  fear death but because they feared not knowing when they would die • Social Con­structuralism­ Gergen ­ Certain truth for certain people, you can’t go telling others your truth  • Hermeneutics­ Heidegger ­ Interpretation­ parts and whole, Elephant example ­ Elephant Example; 3 blind men each touch the elephant one at the tail another at the  trunk and another at the leg each say it is something else; Trunk=Snake, Tail=Rope,  Leg=Tree. While all of these could be true the parts all make up an elephant • Relationalism­ Buber ­ I­it  useful, moreable, measurable  ­ I­thou  will and grace, the only goal is closeness  ­ Reber ­ “Loneliness is not an absence of relationship, it’s a relationship of absence” • Aristotle’s 4 Causes  ­ Material  ­ Efficient  ­ Formal  ­ Final  • Material Cause ­ The stuff that makes it what it is  ­ i.e. love without a brain and no chemical reacting, makes the feeling of love difficult to  understand and feel  • Efficient Cause  ­ The step by step process ­ Material with a behavior because you added time  ­ What causes love? ­ interaction over time and communication  ­ How the oxytocin works in the body ­ i.e. when a woman gives birth and oxytocin is connecting her to the child  • Formal Cause  ­ Form or pattern that makes it what it is ­ Context ­ We make things what they are, i.e. a classroom is a classroom because we as a society made it that way  • Final Cause  ­ The Reason Why ­ Natural Teleology  ­ Humanistic Teleology  ­ Deity Teleology  ­ Human Teleology­ means to and end, non­linear timeline Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  • Stress has 2 components  • Stressor: • an internal, environmental or external stimulus or an event that causes stress to  a person  • Stress Response:  • A persons reaction to the stimulus, this  can also be psychological  • Listed as trauma and stress­related disorders in the DSM5 • Acute Stress Disorder • Symptoms begin within 4 weeks of the stressor (traumatic event) and lasts for  about 30 days • 80% of these cases turn into PTSD  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • DSM Criteria • Must experience (STRESSOR): Exposure to actual or threatened death, serious  injury, or sexual violence  1.) Intrusion symptoms (re­experiencing the trauma) 2.) Avoidance of stimuli associated with trauma  3.) Negative alterations in mood or cognition (Depressed mood) 4.) Changes in arousal and reactivity (Hypervigilance) • Development of a Psychological Stress Disorder  • Childhood experiences  • Family history of psychological disorders  • Social support­ more likely to develop when the social support is weak  • Severity of trauma  • More severe trauma + direct exposure = increased chance of PTSD  • Treating PTSD  • Coping and skill building  • Goal is to give the client a sense of mastery over themselves  • Flexible and ideally is tailored to individual problems  • Exposure Therapies  • Create a hierarchal list of feared stimuli • Confront these stimuli via either in vivo or imaginal exposure  ­ Some research has experimented with virtual reality as a method of  exposure  • Cognitive Interventions  • Several ways to approach cognitive therapy  ­ Challenge the problematic/unrealistic thoughts as they arise  • Combination Treatments  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  ­ Combine elements of coping skills and exposure with cognitive  interventions • ACT ­ Mindfulness based therapy, Very flexible, focuses on acceptance and  living a fulfilling life  ­ More efficacy research is needed, promising preliminary results 


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 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

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

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."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

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.