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Ch 7: Types of Personality Disorders

About This Chapter

The Types of Personality Disorders chapter of this Mental Health Study Guide course is the simplest way to master the types of personality disorders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of personality disorders.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the types of personality disorders will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about personality disorders. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the features and types of personality disorders
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about personality disorders
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the types of personality disorders chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the types of personality disorders chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about the types of personality disorders. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a types of personality disorders unit of a standard mental health course. Topics covered include:

  • Personality types
  • Interpersonal difficulties associated with personality disorders
  • Paranoid and schizoid disorders
  • Cluster B disorders
  • Avoidant and obsessive-compulsive disorders

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Types of Personality Disorders
Intro to Personality

1. Intro to Personality

You put two people in the same situation and, odds are, they'll react in a range of different ways. Some people might even react in a completely unexpected or extreme way. Why is this? Watch this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes them tick the way they do.

Clinical Features of Personality Disorders: Identity & Interpersonal Difficulties

2. Clinical Features of Personality Disorders: Identity & Interpersonal Difficulties

What makes some people unsuccessful at interpersonal relationships? In this lesson, we'll look at the interpersonal and identity issues that face patients with personality disorders.

Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal

3. Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal

What happens when people are paranoid, withdrawn, or weird? In this lesson, we'll look at the three cluster A personality disorders, which are characterized by odd or eccentric behavior and thoughts.

Cluster B Personality Disorders: Erratic Types

4. Cluster B Personality Disorders: Erratic Types

Anyone can feel a little emotional, but there's something wrong when a person's emotions are always extreme. In this lesson, we'll look at the four cluster B personality disorders which are characterized by erratic behavior and extreme emotion.

Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

5. Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

Everyone feels shy or insecure from time-to-time, but what happens when you feel overly fearful all the time? In this lesson, we'll explore three Cluster C personality disorders, which involve being scared and too cautious.

Negative Attitude: Definition & Examples

6. Negative Attitude: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define negative attitude and showcase some examples of negative attitudes we can all relate to, whether at home, at work, or in school.

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