Abnormal Psychology



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Abnormal Psychology and Treatment

Calendar for this Unit

  • Art or Music, and Mental Illness—Sign up for your day—Week 1: Diagnose and Week 2: Treat
  • Vocabulary—Chapter 16 Due Friday!
  • Vocabulary—Chapter 17 Due Next Friday!
  • Mental Illness and Treatment Role Play
    • Groups of 3 (patient, therapist, narrator)
    • 5 sources
    • Have fun—props, puppets, drama, etc.

Q--What is normal?

Defining Abnormality

  • 1/7 Americans and 1/10 Worldwide—Why?
  • Is it an illness?
    • Yes! Schizophrenia vs. Type 1 Diabetes
  • DSM IV TR—Designed to diagnose—not treat!
  • Abnormality
    • Maladaptive
    • Disturbing to others
    • Atypical
    • Irrational

Defining Abnormality

  • Insanity is a legal term
  • Causes of Abnormality—Mobile Survey/Notes
    • Psychoanalytic
    • Humanistic
    • Behavioral
    • Cognitive*
    • Sociocultural
    • Biomedical
    • Eclectic*

Psychoanalytic

  • Cause of mental illness--Internal, Unconscious Conflicts mostly stemming from childhood
  • Freud, Horney, Erikson, Adler, and Jung

Humanistic

  • Cause of mental illness--Failure to strive toward one’s potential— self actualization or being out of touch with one’s true feelings
  • Maslow and Rogers



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