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  • Abnormal Psychology

    Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior‚ emotion and thought‚ which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder. The science of abnormal psychology studies two types of behaviors: Adaptive and Maladaptive behaviors. Clinical psychology is the applied field of psychology that seeks to assess‚ understand and treat psychological conditions in clinical practice. The theoretical field known as ‘abnormal psychology’ may form a backdrop

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  • Abnormal Psychology

    Abnormal psychology: Assignment 1 - defining abnormality 1. Explain statistical infrequency as a means of defining abnormality Statistical infrequency is when something is a rare occurrence and as with abnormal behavior it is the same if it is rare it is considered abnormal. 2. Give an example to illustrate how this definition could be used. One such example would be a person is in the middle of the town center screaming that he is a plane whilst running around and since this is a statistical

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  • Abnormal Psychology

    Abnormal Psychology Worksheet 1 – Unit 2 Anxiety Disorders 1. Describe (in your own words) why “compulsive gamblers” and “compulsive eaters” are not considered compulsive according to the definition of DSM-IV. Illustrate with an example. Compulsive eaters‚ and compulsive gamblers are not considered compulsive because they seek eating or gambling as way to fulfill their need for it. A person with OCD do the things they do because they feel they have to‚ and wouldn’t do these things

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  • Abnormal Psychology

    circular approach to psychopathology and define abnormal psychology from each of these two perspectives (5) (b) Sue et al (1994‚ p. A-11) define primary prevention as: an effort to lower the incidence of new cases of behavioural disorders by strengthening resources that promote mental health and eliminate features that threaten mental health. Use the two approaches you chose in (a) and show how each of them would approach primary prevention of abnormal behaviour. (20) [25] QUESTION 2 Discuss

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  • Abnormal Psychology

    1) Discuss in detail the THREE basic criteria that must be met in the diagnosis of a psychological disorder. Give clear examples of each criterion. First the patient’s primary diagnosis (i.e. clinical syndrome such as depression‚ social phobias) and the evaluation of any present Developmental Disorders and/or Personality Disorders (i.e. long-standing personality problems or mental retardation usually stemming from early childhood such as Paranoia‚ Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorders)

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  • Abnormal Psychology as a Branch of Psychology

    7. References..................................................................... 17 Psychology can be defined as the scientific study of behavior and mental process. Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior‚ emotion or thought‚ which may not be understood as being a mental disorder. Abnormality psychology defined as the study of any behavior that deviates from culturally accepted norms (Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary‚ 2002)

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  • fundamentals of abnormal psychology

    will certainly touch us‚ to some extent‚ at a certain point in our lives. Just as medical students may develop the notion that they may have the physical diseases that they have just learned to diagnose‚ students in abnormal psychology might see in themselves the symptoms of abnormal behavior. There may be two reasons behind such thinking. First‚ as you study the causes of mental disorders‚ you will probably find at least some of them in your own family background. Most people‚ when asked to search

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  • Abnormal Psychology: Abnormality

    Abnormal Psychology 1) Abnormality is defined from an average where common behaviour is defined as “normal” and rare behaviour is defined as abnormal. These characteristics can be shown and placed on a scale “graph” that would reveal how common their score is in comparison to everyone else. There are problems deciding how rare behaviour has to be to be considered abnormal‚ phobias could be defined as normal as they affect a lot of the population. Different cultures have different definitions

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  • Abnormal Psychology. Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

    3 CHAPTER Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior CHAPTER OUTLINE HOW ARE ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR PATTERNS METHODS OF ASSESSMENT 80–99 CLASSIFIED? 70–77 The Clinical Interview The DSM and Models of Abnormal Behavior Computerized Interviews Psychological Tests STANDARDS OF ASSESSMENT 77–80 Neuropsychological Assessment Reliability Behavioral Assessment Validity Cognitive Assessment Physiological Measurement SOCIOCULTURAL AND ETHNIC FACTORS IN ASSESSMENT 99–100 SUMMING UP 100–101 T

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  • Questions on Abnormal Psychology

    and perceptual factors.  C.Medical‚ sociological‚ and psychological factors.  D.Cultural‚ medical‚ and gender factors. Answer Key: A Question 2 of 50 1.0 Points Concerning the cause of dissociative disorders‚ _______ dominate(s) this field of psychology.  A.theory and speculation  B.statistical analysis from experiments  C.observation and patient interviews  D.experimental research with controlled groups Answer Key: A Question 3 of 50 1.0 Points Jill was the victim of a fender-bender accident

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