UIUC PSYC 238 - Psych 238 Important Concepts Chapters 8 (31 pages)

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Psych 238 Important Concepts Chapters 8

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University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign
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Psyc 238 - Abnormal Psych

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Psych 238 Important Concepts Chapters 8 9 and 11 Chapter 8 Schizophrenia Positive symptoms hallucinations delusions Delusions ideas that individual believes are true but that are highly unlikely and often simply impossible o Persecutory delusions false belief that oneself or one s loved ones are being persecuted watched or conspired against by others o Delusion of reference belief that everyday events objects or other people have an unusual personal significance o Grandiose delusion false belief that one has great power knowledge or talent or that one is a famous and powerful person o Delusion of being controlled belief that one s thoughts feelings or behaviors are being imposed or controlled by an external force o Thought broadcasting belief that one s thoughts are being broadcasted from one s mind for others to hear o Thought withdrawal belief that thoughts are being removed from one s mind by another person or by an object o Delusion of guilt or sin false belief that one has committed a terrible act or is responsible for a terrible event o Somatic delusion false belief that one s appearance or part of one s body is diseased or altered Hallucinations unreal perceptual experiences o auditory hallucinations hearing voices music most common o visual hallucinations seeing things that aren t really there o tactile hallucinations perception that something is happening to the outside of the person s body o somatic hallucinations perception that something is happening inside the person s body disorganized thought and speech o formal thought disorder disorganized thinking of people with schizophrenia o loose associations or derailment tendency to slip from one topic to a seemingly unrelated topic with little coherent transition o word salad person s speech is so disorganized as to be totally incoherent to the listener o neologisms make up words that mean something to only him or her o clangs associations between words based on the sounds of the words rather than on the



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