Ch 28: MTTC Psychology: Abnormal Psychology Basics

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We can help you review abnormal psychology basics in preparation for the MTTC Psychology Exam. Our brief video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you several approaches to help you correctly answer these types of questions on the exam.

MTTC Psychology: Abnormal Psychology Basics - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can be used to assist you as you review the material on abnormal psychology that you studied in college in preparation for the MTTC Psychology Exam. The video lessons review all the topics you need to know to help you with questions on the exam dealing with:

  • Common disorders studied in abnormal psychology
  • Criteria and causes for behavior that is considered abnormal
  • Characteristics of abnormal development in humans
  • History of medical and biological theories of psychological abnormalities
  • Definitions of mental health and psychopathology

Our capable instructors help you recollect the important dimensions of abnormal psychology as you study, highlighting the most important concepts, theories, and research findings. Having the material presented in more than one way, through our video lessons and written transcripts, makes it easier to remember these topics and makes the learning process more fun.

Objectives of the MTTC Psychology: Abnormal Psychology Basics Chapter

The MTTC Psychology Exam evaluates your knowledge and comprehension of all the sub-areas that make up the discipline of psychology. Passing the exam is part of the licensure process to teach psychology in the state of Michigan. A passing score is 220 or higher. The topics in the Abnormal Psychology Basics chapter are part of the Personality Theories and Psychological Disorders Objective and make up 18% of the test questions. By taking the self-assessment quizzes you will be able to gauge your level of understanding of the material and get an idea of the kinds of questions that will be asked on the actual exam.

There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam. You will read a passage or question followed by several potential answers from which you must select the single correct one.

5 Lessons in Chapter 28: MTTC Psychology: Abnormal Psychology Basics
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What is Abnormal Psychology? - Definition and Common Disorders Studied

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.

The Psychology of Abnormal Behavior: Understanding the Criteria & Causes of Abnormal Behavior

2. 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.

Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

3. 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.

Biological and Medical History of Abnormality in Psychology

4. 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.

Mental Health & Psychopathology: Definition & Dimensions

5. 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.

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