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Ch 13: GRE Psychology: Abnormal Psychology

About This Chapter

This chapter's short, engaging video lessons review key abnormal psychology subject matter to get you ready for the GRE Psychology Test. You can verify your grip on each lesson's content with a short practice quiz.

GRE Psychology: Abnormal Psychology - Chapter Summary

The chapter's effective study resources will make you comfortable answering a number of abnormal psychology questions that you may see during the GRE Psychology Test. Lessons in this chapter cover:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance related disorders

Watch these videos from your computer or mobile device at a time that suits your schedule. Video tags let you quickly go back to any segments for additional review.

GRE Psychology: Abnormal Psychology Chapter Objectives

The GRE Psychology Test helps admissions offices gauge your aptitude for graduate studies in the field of psychology. You can expect to see around 205 multiple-choice questions overall on the test. This chapter prepares you specifically for the clinical and abnormal section, which makes up between 12 and 14% of the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 13: GRE Psychology: Abnormal Psychology
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

1. 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.

Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

2. 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.

Somatoform Disorders: Definition, Types & Examples

3. Somatoform Disorders: Definition, Types & Examples

What's the mind's relationship with the body? In this lesson we'll examine how some physical symptoms could actually be caused by psychological factors.

Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

4. 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.

Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview

5. Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview

Our perception of schizophrenia is largely shaped by what we see in the movies. Is schizophrenia more than just a 'hallucination' disease? Check out this lesson to find out about the different types of schizophrenia.

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

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics

8. Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics

Many people have a drink now and then, but how do you know if you have a substance-related disorder? This lesson will help you learn the difference between just having a drink and having an actual problem.

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