Week 1 notes
Week 1 notes PSYC 4050
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Date Created: 08/29/15
PSYC 4050 Week 1 Abnormal Psychology 0 The scienti c study of abnormal behavior in an effort to describe predict explain and change patterns of functioning Mental Disorders 0 Common Mental Disorders ODD Bipolar ADHD 0CD Depression Anxiety PTSD We consider a behavior as abnormal by looking at the degree of the behavior being expressed De ning abnormal behaviors 0 Based on the individuals experience of personal distress 0 We can39t measure feelings Abnormal 0 When behaviorssymptoms interfere with daily functioning o 1 Condition causes some harm to the person as judged by the standards of the persons culture 0 2 Condition results from inability of some internal mechanisms to perform its natural function How we de ne abnormal largely depends on the norms within a giving culture 0 Norms A society s stated and unstated rules for proper conduct 0 Culture Person39s common history values institutions and skills 0 Decades ago homosexuality was considered a mental illness 0 Cultures are very different Abnormal Disorders 0 Speci c to culture and it s context DSMV o The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders People say this is the bible of mental disorders and abnormal psychology Many people label others with mental disorders without having any evidence or proof History 0 Trepanation Cut hole in skull to let the quotbadquot out Prehistoric Patterns related to how it39s done Indicated ancestral knowledge of link between brain and behavior 0 Earliest Writings 16th century BCE Speculationsinclude Cognitive issues Deviance Belief in demonic possession and evil spirits o The Greeks 4th century BCE Hippocrates Physician that wrote that the brain controls all the things related to man 0 Father of modern medicine Posited that 4 humors uids contributed to natural causes of illness 0 Yellow bile 0 Black bie o Phlegm 0 Blood 0 Middle Ages Demonology Physicalmental illness often perceived as the quotDevils Wordquot Witch hunts Exorcisms o The Renaissance Johann Weyer The founder of the modern study of psychopathology First person to specialize in mental illness Believed that the mind was as susceptible to sickness as the body 0 Early Asylums Overcrowding staf ng and functioning issues Benjamin Rush Father of modern psychiatry Dorothea Dix Wrote about horrible conditions of asyums 0 Late 180039s Divergence in Thinking Somatogenic Abnormal functioning has physical causes Psychogenic Causes of abnormal functioning is psychological Psychoanalysis Theory or treatment of abnormal mental functioning that emphasizes unconscious psychological forces as the cause of psychopathology 0 Early 190039s Electroconvulsive Therapy Shock Therapy 0 People lost 2 weeks of memory for shock therapy Lobotomy Removed parts of the brain by inserting an ice pick into the eye socket and working it up to the brain 0 Now quotWater is still pretty muddyquot Still far from nding the point of what mental disorders really are Psychology became a part of science
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