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Ch 1: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: Tutoring Solution

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Learning Objectives

  • Define abnormal psychology and abnormal behavior.
  • Understand the history of abnormality.
  • Take a look at reforms that have taken place in the field of abnormal psychology.
  • Examine the different perspectives of abnormal psychology.
  • Explain how mental health professions have evolved over time.
  • Discuss the deinstitutionalization movement of the 1960s.
  • Provide examples of abnormal human development.
  • Learn how diagnoses are made using the DSM-IV.
  • Describe some issues with psychological classifications.
  • Understand how psychological factors can affect physical conditions.

14 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: Tutoring Solution
What is Abnormal Psychology? - Definition and Common Disorders Studied

1. What is Abnormal Psychology? - Definition and Common Disorders Studied

What is abnormality? How do psychologists study abnormality? In this lesson, we will define abnormal psychology, look at two theories to explain what causes abnormality and examine three examples of disorders studied in abnormal psychology.

The Psychology of Abnormal Behavior: Understanding the Criteria & Causes of Abnormal Behavior

2. The Psychology of Abnormal Behavior: Understanding the Criteria & Causes of Abnormal Behavior

What is abnormal behavior? In this lesson, we will look at how psychologists define abnormality, the criteria they use to identify it, and some common causes of abnormal behavior.

Biological and Medical History of Abnormality in Psychology

3. Biological and Medical History of Abnormality in Psychology

Somatogenic theory views mental illness as a medical condition and dates back to ancient Greece. In this lesson, we will look at the history of somatogenic theory, including key historical figures like Hippocrates, Franz Anton Mesmer, Benjamin Rush, and Emil Kraepelin.

Reforms in Abnormal Psychology: Demonology Through Humanitarian Reforms

4. Reforms in Abnormal Psychology: Demonology Through Humanitarian Reforms

What causes abnormal behavior? From demons to the subconscious to cruel treatment, ideas about mental illness have evolved through the centuries. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the beliefs and reforms in abnormal psychology, from the Neolithic days to the 20th century.

Approaches to Abnormal Psychology: Psychodynamic Through Diathesis-Stress

5. Approaches to Abnormal Psychology: Psychodynamic Through Diathesis-Stress

There are seven major approaches to the treatment of mental illness. In this lesson, we'll examine each approach, as well as how they each explain and treat abnormal behavior, thoughts and emotions.

Evolution of Mental Health Professions: Counseling, Therapy and Beyond

6. Evolution of Mental Health Professions: Counseling, Therapy and Beyond

There are many types of mental health professionals, but all of them have certain duties and legal responsibilities. In this lesson, we'll look at the most common careers in mental health, as well as how some of the legal duties of mental health professionals have evolved over time.

Deinstitutionalization Movement of the 1960s and Other Mental Health Issues

7. Deinstitutionalization Movement of the 1960s and Other Mental Health Issues

In the 1960s, a social movement resulted in the widespread deinstitutionalization of mentally ill patients across America. In this lesson, we'll examine the causes and effects of deinstitutionalization, as well as the rights of mentally ill patients.

Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

8. Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

Abnormal development occurs when a person develops an unusual pattern of behavior, emotion or thought. In this lesson, you will learn what abnormal development is, how it is determined and examine different examples.

What Is the DSM? - Definition & Characteristics

9. What Is the DSM? - Definition & Characteristics

How do mental health workers keep track of the hundreds of mental disorders in existence? When looking up and diagnosing psychological disorders, they refer to the DSM, or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Issues in Psychological Classifications: Reliability, Validity & Labeling

10. Issues in Psychological Classifications: Reliability, Validity & Labeling

In order to help with diagnosis, psychologists classify mental disorders according to a group of symptoms. However, there are some problems with classification. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the common issues that arise with psychological classification.

Psychological Factors Affecting Physical Conditions Like Hypertension & Asthma

11. Psychological Factors Affecting Physical Conditions Like Hypertension & Asthma

Everyone knows that psychological issues bring all sorts of problems. But did you know they can affect physical ailments, like hypertension and asthma? In this lesson, we'll look at the different ways that psychological disorders can make physical problems worse.

Psychodynamic Approach in Psychology: Definition & Explanation

12. Psychodynamic Approach in Psychology: Definition & Explanation

Do dreams reveal our hidden subconscious thoughts and motivations? Could something traumatic in your childhood be the reason behind bad habits, fears or phobias? The psychodynamic approach in psychology may be the answer to those questions and more.

Psychological Disability: Definition & Concept

13. Psychological Disability: Definition & Concept

This lesson defines what is considered a psychological disability and how this status is determined. It also gives examples of what is considered a permanent disability and what is considered a temporary deficit.

Social Pathology: Definition and Theory

14. Social Pathology: Definition and Theory

In this lesson, you'll learn how to define social pathology, explore how it develops in cultures, and how it is applied as a framework for understanding social problems.

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