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- Definition of abnormal psychology
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- The deinstitutionalization movement
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- DSM-IV diagnostic criteria
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1. What is Abnormal Psychology? - Definition and Common Disorders Studied
What is abnormality? How do psychologists study abnormality? In this lesson, we will define abnormal psychology, look at two theories to explain what causes abnormality and examine three examples of disorders studied in abnormal psychology.
2. History of 20th Century Psychology: Major Developments & Contributions
In this lesson, we'll journey through the origins of psychology from ancient times through the 20th century. You will learn about Descartes's and Freud's role in shaping modern psychology and the major contributions of 20th-century psychology.
3. History of 21st Century Psychology: Major Developments & Contributions
Did you know that forensic psychology is a branch of psychology? Let's take a tour through history to learn about the evolution of psychology through the ages, including fascinating developments in the 21st-century.
4. The Psychology of Abnormal Behavior: Understanding the Criteria & Causes of Abnormal Behavior
What is abnormal behavior? In this lesson, we will look at how psychologists define abnormality, the criteria they use to identify it, and some common causes of abnormal behavior.
5. 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.
6. Reforms in Abnormal Psychology: Demonology Through Humanitarian Reforms
What causes abnormal behavior? From demons to the subconscious to cruel treatment, ideas about mental illness have evolved through the centuries. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the beliefs and reforms in abnormal psychology, from the Neolithic days to the 20th century.
7. Approaches to Abnormal Psychology: Psychodynamic Through Diathesis-Stress
There are seven major approaches to the treatment of mental illness. In this lesson, we'll examine each approach, as well as how they each explain and treat abnormal behavior, thoughts and emotions.
8. Evolution of Mental Health Professions: Counseling, Therapy and Beyond
There are many types of mental health professionals, but all of them have certain duties and legal responsibilities. In this lesson, we'll look at the most common careers in mental health, as well as how some of the legal duties of mental health professionals have evolved over time.
9. Deinstitutionalization Movement of the 1960s and Other Mental Health Issues
In the 1960s, a social movement resulted in the widespread deinstitutionalization of mentally ill patients across America. In this lesson, we'll examine the causes and effects of deinstitutionalization, as well as the rights of mentally ill patients.
10. Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples
Abnormal development occurs when a person develops an unusual pattern of behavior, emotion or thought. In this lesson, you will learn what abnormal development is, how it is determined and examine different examples.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Psychological Factors Affecting Physical Conditions Like Hypertension & Asthma
Everyone knows that psychological issues bring all sorts of problems. But did you know they can affect physical ailments, like hypertension and asthma? In this lesson, we'll look at the different ways that psychological disorders can make physical problems worse.
14. Activities of Daily Living (ADL): Definition, Assessment & Examples
We are born into this world helpless to meet our basic needs, such as food, shelter, and hygiene, but as adults, we must be able to meet our own needs. Learn more about the skills and knowledge considered essential to living life independently.
15. Apathy: Definition, Causes & Examples
Apathy is characterized by indifference to pretty much everything. People with apathy don't generally feel enthusiastic about things, but they don't feel generally sad either. Read this lesson to learn what causes apathy, its symptoms, and how it's treated.
16. Confabulation: Definition, Causes & Treatment
Confabulation is a fascinating memory disorder that leads a person to create false memories that they genuinely believe are true. Read this lesson to learn more about the types, causes, symptoms, and treatment options for confabulation.
17. Crush Syndrome: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Injuries are always traumatic. Thankfully, modern medicine has evolved to allow patients the best chance at recovering from even potentially fatal injuries such as crush syndrome. This lesson will define the condition, outline its history, and identify its symptoms and treatment.
18. MMPI-2: Code Types, Reliability & Validity
Explore the MMPI-2 assessment and its development. Learn the difference between clinical scales and code types. Understand reliability and validity as it relates to the MMPI-2.
19. Pseudo (Prefix): Definition & Words
This lesson discusses the prefix pseudo, including its definition and the way it changes the meaning of a root word. We will also look at some examples of words that use this prefix.
20. Psychosomatic Disorders: Definition, Causes & Examples
Explore what psychosomatic disorders are and what contributes to their development. Learn the types of psychosomatic disorders illustrated with real life examples.
21. What Are Refusal Skills for Drugs? - Definition & Activities
Developing strong refusal skills is the best line of defense to avoid further substance abuse. Read this lesson to learn about the importance of refusal skills, as well as examples of strong refusal skills. They just might make the difference.
22. What is Depersonalization? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Depersonalization is a peculiar condition where a person either feels disconnected from his or her body or feels like an observer on his or her own life. It's a mental health disorder that you can learn all about in this lesson.
23. What Is Echolalia? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Learn what echolalia is and when it's considered normal and abnormal. See what kind of treatment options are available for the condition, and take a quiz after the lesson to measure your understanding.
24. What Is Endogenous Depression? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Endogenous depression is believed to be caused by genetic or biological reasons, rather than external stressors like the surrounding environment. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of this type of depression.
25. What Is Xerostomia? - Definition, Causes & Treatment
You may not recognize the term xerostomia, but you may have experienced it before - it is the medical term for dry mouth, that uncomfortable cottony feeling you get in your mouth when you aren't producing enough saliva.
26. -ology Word Meanings
There are lots of things to study in this world, and we can give each of them a name. In this lesson, you'll learn about what it means to be an -ology word, as well as a few interesting studies that you probably never imagined existed!
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