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Ch 16: Dissociative Disorders in Psychology: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Dissociative Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to study dissociative disorders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of dissociative disorders in psychology.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the causes and treatment options for dissociative 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 dissociative 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 Dissociative Disorders in Psychology 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 Dissociative Disorders in Psychology chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any dissociative disorders question. 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 dissociative disorders unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Dissociative amnesia
  • Dissociative fugue
  • Multiple personality disorder
  • Depersonalization disorder

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: Dissociative Disorders in Psychology: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

1. Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

There are times when the human brain can actually separate its different parts, sometimes as a defense mechanism. These are known as dissociative disorders. This lesson takes a closer look at these kinds of disorders and how they impact the mind.

What is Dissociative Amnesia? - Definition and Symptoms

2. What is Dissociative Amnesia? - Definition and Symptoms

People respond to problems differently. Sometimes, people respond to trauma by losing part or all of their memory. In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, types, and treatments of dissociative amnesia.

Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Causes and Treatment

3. Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Causes and Treatment

In some rare cases, people forget who they are, move across the country, and assume a completely new life. What could cause something like that to happen? In this lesson, we'll look at dissociative fugue, including diagnosis, causes, and treatments.

Multiple Personalities Disorder: Symptoms & Summary

4. Multiple Personalities Disorder: Symptoms & Summary

In this lesson, you will learn how difficult life is for someone suffering from the rare and serious mental disorder once known as multiple personality disorder. We'll also explore its symptoms, causes and treatments, and why there's a controversy over it in the psychological community.

Dissociative Depersonalization Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

5. Dissociative Depersonalization Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

Imagine what it would be like to be outside your body, watching your own life like a movie. In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments of a psychological disorder that's just like that: dissociative depersonalization disorder.

Anterograde Amnesia: Definition, Treatment & Causes

6. Anterograde Amnesia: Definition, Treatment & Causes

One of the interesting brain-to-mind interactions is when a person can no longer make new memories. Why does this happen? Are there ways this can happen other than pushing metal through your brain? Is there a way fix it?

Dissociative Amnesia: Treatment, Symptoms, Causes & Definition

7. Dissociative Amnesia: Treatment, Symptoms, Causes & Definition

Sometimes, it takes us awhile to remember what we had for dinner last night, or what we did two days ago, though we can generally piece it all together. For people with amnesia, remembering is a much more difficult task. This lesson will focus on a particular type of amnesia called dissociative amnesia.

Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Treatment & Symptoms

8. Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Treatment & Symptoms

Explore the condition psychologists call dissociative fugue. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of dissociative fugue, then test your understanding with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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