IUB PSY-P 324 - Abnormal Psychology Lecture Notes (4 pages)

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Psy-P 324 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

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Abnormal Psychology August 25th September 17th Medical Student s Disease During medical school students believe they have many diseases due to the common symptoms they are exhibiting have recently learned about Because many of the individual symptoms we learn about will be common Syndromes are defined by clustering severity and duration not by individual symptoms Models of Abnormality Disease Deviation Statistical Deviation Based on numbers Social Deviation Issues with deviation situation generalization comorbidity Can t focus on one disease Isolate Two diseases at once social deviations Judgment on being average relativism Some cultures values traits that others do not Judgment from culture Maladaptive Unable to function in the world interfere with life Catches too much stuff that is not a disorder excessive Ex smoking is maladaptive but not a disease disorder Historical Approaches to Abnormal Psychology Demonology Abnormal behaviors are caused by spirits or demons Usually treated by exorcism sacrifice holy water bleeding cutting skull waterboarding No evidence shows demonology as a successful treatment or legitimate science Every culture at one point thought abnormal behavior was caused by random acts by demons Punishment from the Gods Person suffering relative or town member has offended the Gods The abnormal behavior is not random but a punishment from doing wrong From a higher being The way one thinks about a problem changes the way they treat the problem Ideology on cause leads to different treatments Fate Cosmic forces Things happen there is nothing you can do about it These cultures did not develop medicine or interventions to fix the problems since they believed it was fate Ignoring those with abnormal behaviors Somatogenesis Created by Hippocrates Abnormal behavior arises from natural processes in the body Return to demonology and then the asylum The four body fluids determined your problems Too much flem not enough vile you develop a certain disorder Most



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