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Reforms in Abnormal Psychology: Demonology Through Humanitarian Reforms

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Trephination involves:

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1. In the Middle Ages, what did people say was the cause of mental illness?

2. Which of these is one of the causes of the stigma associated with mental illness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Reforms in abnormal psychology is a broad topic, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the history and see the evolution of the science. Quiz questions cover trephination, Phillippe Pinel, and psychogenic theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and concepts of:

  • The process of trephination
  • The cause of mental illness in the middle ages
  • Stigmas associated with mental illness
  • Phillippe Pinel's contributions
  • Psychogenic theory

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of stigmas associated with mental illness in abnormal psychology
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how reforms have shaped the perception of mental illness
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as psychogenic theory and trephination
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how mental institutions have evolved to embrace humanitarianism since the 17th century

Additional Learning

To learn more about reforms in abnormal psychology, review the accompanying lesson called Reforms in Abnormal Psychology: Demonology Through Humanitarian Reforms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how mental illness was a misunderstood affliction in the days before abnormal psychology
  • Define primitive methods used to treat perceived mental illness
  • Know and understand key figures involved in reforming mental institutions
  • Understand how figures such as Sigmund Freud came to the conclusion that mental illness can be caused by mental trauma involving the conscious and subconscious mind
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