Ch 25: Diagnostic Classification Systems

About This Chapter

You can use these text and video lessons to learn important topics related to diagnostic classification systems in psychology. Learn about different types of diagnostic systems and their applications.

Diagnostic Classification Systems - Chapter Summary

When studying the fields of psychology and neuroscience, it's essential that you pay particular attention to different diagnostic classification systems. For overviews of these systems and their uses, you can go through the text and video lessons included in this chapter.

Our lesson instructors will provide you with comprehensive lessons on the different ways in which psychological and neurological disorders are diagnosed and classified in contemporary psychology. You will also learn about the specific ways in which these classifications are used in real-world scenarios. Included in this chapter are lesson on topics such as:

  • The history of abnormality in psychology
  • Learning disability assessments
  • Special education
  • Job evaluation strategies and assessment methods
  • The definition and examples of needs assessment
  • Functional and psychological needs
  • The definition and characteristics of the DSM
  • Psychological classifications
  • ICD and ICF

Our experienced lesson instructors will go over all points on these somewhat complex topics, so you will have a much easier time understanding the subject as a whole. The chapter's practice quizzes and final exam will help you test your understanding of these topics once you complete the chapter. Additionally, be sure to use your personal Dashboard to keep track of your learning progress as you complete different lessons and quizzes.

9 Lessons in Chapter 25: Diagnostic Classification Systems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Biological and Medical History of Abnormality in Psychology

2. 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.

Formal & Informal Assessments for Learning Disabilities

3. Formal & Informal Assessments for Learning Disabilities

Teachers should use both formal and informal assessments to determine interventions for learning disabilities. This lesson will discuss both informal and formal methods of determining academic skill development and identifying students with special needs.

Special Education and Ecological Assessments

4. Special Education and Ecological Assessments

An ecological assessment is one type of assessment that is used to help students that have special needs. In this lesson, we discuss ecological assessments, what they entail, and how they are used.

What Is Needs Assessment? - Definition & Examples

5. What Is Needs Assessment? - Definition & Examples

A needs assessment is a tool that can be used in strategic planning. In this lesson, you'll learn what a needs assessment is and its steps. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Functional & Psychological Needs: Definition & Differences

6. Functional & Psychological Needs: Definition & Differences

People shop to fulfill two different needs. Some consumers have functional needs that are satisfied when the purchase makes logical sense. Psychological needs are met when the product can be connected with emotion.

Issues in Psychological Classifications: Reliability, Validity & Labeling

7. 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.

What Is the DSM? - Definition & Characteristics

8. 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.

What Are the ICF & ICD?

9. What Are the ICF & ICD?

This lesson looks at the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the International Classification of Functioning (ICF). The discussion centers around what these two documents are and how they are used, separately and together, by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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