Ch 3: Developmental Abnormalities

About This Chapter

Enhance your preparations for an exam covering developmental abnormalities with help from this self-paced chapter. Bite-sized lessons and short quizzes can strengthen and assess your knowledge of these abnormalities in a short amount of time.

Developmental Abnormalities - Chapter Summary

If you need help understanding developmental abnormalities like ADHD and BDD, you've reached the right place. Expert instructors have developed informative lessons that can ensure you grasp the definitions of these disorders. You'll also learn behavioral characteristics children exhibit with Asperger Syndrome, how psychological disorders are classified/diagnosed and examples of abnormal human development. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Identify and discuss disorders and diseases associated with mental illness
  • Explain the effects and impact of development abnormalities on children's learning
  • Differentiate between mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder
  • Describe body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and list types of eating disorders
  • Discuss obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and various phobias
  • Compare and contrast personality disorders like narcissistic, histrionic and antisocial
  • Detail the effects and social concerns of developmental abnormalities in adults

To make the most of your study experience, feel free to explore the lessons in any order you desire and revisit as often as you'd like. If you need help understanding concepts presented in this chapter, don't hesitate to submit your questions to our subject-matter experts. By taking the quiz with each lesson, you'll find out whether you're grasping main concepts or need a bit more study time. Prior to taking your exam, assess your overall comprehension of this chapter with our practice exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Developmental Abnormalities
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Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders

1. Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders

How do you diagnose something that you can't see? That's the problem faced by psychologists. This lesson will show you the tool they use to help diagnose their patients.

What is Mental Illness? - Definition, Disorders, Diseases

2. What is Mental Illness? - Definition, Disorders, Diseases

Studying the medical conditions called mental illness can help you understand how this illness can be manifested through many disorders. Explore mental illness in this lesson and test your understanding with a quiz.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

3. Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

Developmental abnormalities in children have an impact on their learning and social skills. Examine an example in this lesson that will help you learn about the importance of early intervention.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

4. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.

Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

6. Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

Does feeling sad automatically mean someone is depressed? Are there different kinds of depression? What are mood disorders? This lesson will take a look at the answers to those questions.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

7. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

8. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

When do we cross the boundary between natural worry and the debilitating types of anxiety associated with disorders? In this lesson, you'll explore some common anxiety disorders and their potential causes.

Personality Disorders: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Schizoid & Antisocial

9. Personality Disorders: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Schizoid & Antisocial

Will the Personality Disorder Crime Force make it out of the office today? In this lesson, you'll learn about each superhero's personality disorder as a late delivery of donuts sets off some of their common behaviors.

Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns

10. Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns

Developmental abnormalities in adults can have significant effects on the individual and an impact on society. In this lesson, examine examples and explore some of these issues.

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