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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Julia Marcinak on Sunday August 30, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CLP4143 at Florida State University taught by Jesse Cougle in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 44 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychlogy at Florida State University.
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Date Created: 08/30/15
8272015 0 The de nition for abnormal behavior Not a single solid de nition Each tends to only capture a piece 0 An atypical behavior When viewing a bell curve a few standard deviations away from the mean This means rare behaviors However some conditions are very common 0 Not culturally eXpected Violate social norms distinguish abnormal from eccentric Deviantantisocial behavior 0 Personal distress emotional pain and suffering to self or others 0 Causes dysfunction 0 Diagnosis 0 Diagnoses can be harmful and exacerbate the symptoms they give people an eXpectation that they will feel the symptoms This is a controversial topic 0 They help communication among health professionals beneficial for researchers 0 Psychological dysfunction 0 Breakdown in function emotionally behaviorally cognitive o Interference with everyday tasks 0 ScientistPractitioner Framework Is an approach taken that involves the interaction of clinical work and science 0 Consumer of scienceinforms practice 0 Evaluator of practiceutilizes science 0 Creator of scienceSynthesizes both 0 History of Abnormal behavior 0 Supernatural theories believed early on divine intervention curses demons personal sin treatment will be harsh and irrational sometimes I Etiology sin I treatment positive environment 0 Biological theories physical disease breakdown of bodily systems treatment involves biological treatment including surgery o Psychological theory Mental disorders as a result of trauma or maladaptive behavior Treatment involves therapy I Asylums were developed to treat these I Shock therapy was used I Focused on providing normal nurturing environments and interactions I Moral therapy Ended here 8272015
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