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Ch 13: Mental Health and Lifespan Development Disorders

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Gain greater insight into mental health and common development disorders with help from this chapter. Lessons delve into topics that include lifespan development, life satisfaction among older people and vulnerability to mental illness.

Mental Health and Lifespan Development Disorders - Chapter Summary

Review short video lessons to ensure you fully understand the various schools of thought pertaining to abnormal psychology and disorders related to development throughout a lifetime. Created by top instructors, lessons provide a well-rounded overview of these concepts to help you prepare for a quiz, test, homework assignment or class discussion. With each lesson is a short quiz designed to assess your understanding of concepts covered. When finished with this chapter, you will know more about:

  • How mental health and psychopathy are defined, categorized and understood
  • What the psychoanalytical schools and humanistic approaches are to psychopathology theory
  • How the behavioral, sociocultural and cognitive models examine abnormal functioning
  • What the strengths and weaknesses of assessing the biological model are
  • How lifespan development and vulnerability to mental illness are analyzed
  • What the definition and perspectives of lifespan development disorders are
  • How mental health and lifespan development disorders are classified and diagnosed
  • What life satisfaction is for older people and what factors contribute to it

11 Lessons in Chapter 13: Mental Health and Lifespan Development Disorders
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Mental Health & Psychopathology: Definition & Dimensions

1. Mental Health & Psychopathology: Definition & Dimensions

In this lesson, we will explore some of the basic ways that we differentiate between mental health and psychopathology. Included in this is looking at social, behavioral, thought, and emotional processes.

Psychoanalytic Schools Approach to Psychopathology Theory

2. Psychoanalytic Schools Approach to Psychopathology Theory

Here, we will explore the basic tenants of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic theories as they relate to psychopathology. Two techniques for treatment are also explored briefly.

Humanistic Approach to Psychopathology Theory

3. Humanistic Approach to Psychopathology Theory

Here, we look at what gave rise to humanism and some of the field's basic ideas. We will also look into how humanism views psychopathology, as well as how it treats it.

The Behavioral Model and Abnormal Functioning

4. The Behavioral Model and Abnormal Functioning

What causes mental illness? Why do some people have psychological problems, while others don't? In this lesson, we'll look at one theory of abnormal psychology, the behavioral model.

The Sociocultural Model and Abnormal Functioning

5. The Sociocultural Model and Abnormal Functioning

There are many theories on what causes psychological issues. In this lesson, we'll explore the sociocultural model of abnormality, including what it is, what some key components of the theory are, and how sociocultural theorists treat abnormality.

Assessing the Biological Model: Strengths and Weaknesses

6. Assessing the Biological Model: Strengths and Weaknesses

What causes mental illness? Some psychologists believe that psychological disorders are caused by physical problems. In this lesson, we'll assess the strengths and limitations of the biological model of abnormality.

The Cognitive Model in Psychology and Abnormal Functioning

7. The Cognitive Model in Psychology and Abnormal Functioning

Everyone has thoughts and beliefs. But how do those thoughts affect your mental health? In this lesson, we'll seek an answer to that question in the cognitive model of abnormal psychology and look closer at the A-B-C theory of processing.

Lifespan Development and Vulnerability to Mental Illness

8. Lifespan Development and Vulnerability to Mental Illness

Biology and environment can influence if and when you develop a mental illness, but how do changes in our biology and environment affect us? In this lesson, we'll look at how changes affect our likelihood of developing psychological issues.

Lifespan Development Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

9. Lifespan Development Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

Everyone grows and changes throughout their life, but why do some people have developmental problems? In this lesson, we'll look at common lifespan development disorders and major theories about how people develop them.

Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders

10. 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.

Life Satisfaction Among Older People: Definition & Contributing Factors

11. Life Satisfaction Among Older People: Definition & Contributing Factors

In this lesson, we will discuss what life satisfaction is and what contributes to it both positively and negatively. We also look at how these influences come and go with age.

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