UB PSY 322 - basic history of abnormal psychology (2 pages)

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Lecture number:
1
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2
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Lecture Note
School:
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Course:
Psy 322 - Abnormal Psychology

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PSY 322 Lecture 1 Outline of Current Lecture I Defining a disorder A Definition of deviance B Definition of maladaptive C Definition of distress II History and Abnormal Behavior III Beginning of a Biological approach IV Middle ages V Beginning of a Psychological approach Current Lecture I Defining a disorder A Deviance atypical behavior This cannot be a sole factor in determining a disorder Considered different in every culture as behavior differs in each culture B Maladaptive behavior that interferes with important life functions This behavior must have consequences to the health or life of the individual C Distress having painful or upsetting feelings that affect the daily life functions of the individual ie agoraphobia How can we determine what behavior is abnormal vs normal Everyone is deviant maladaptive distressed sometimes Determining whether someone has a disorder is a matter of degree not how many of these things the individual experiences II History and Abnormal Behavior A Ancient theories Individuals showing abnormal behavior were often thought to be possessed by demons These individuals were considered to be extremely dangerous B Ancient treatments Individuals exhibiting this behavior were either isolated from others due to their dangerous nature and or were treated by These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute trephination a surgical intervention in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the human skull that serves a purpose intended to give a spot of release for demons to escape the head III IV V C Classical Greek and Roman views Hippocrates Hippocrates is considered the father of medicine He deemed there to be 3 categories of mental disorder 1 Mania 2 Melancholia 3 Phrenitis brain fever Deemed there to be 4 liquids that control these disorders called the 4 humors Beginning of a Biological approach A Doctrine of the 4 humors 1 Blood sanguine



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