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Personality Disorders and Personal Health - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In this chapter, you'll become familiar with the three categories or clusters of personality disorders, which are patterns of behavior that affect personal health and relationships. These include the anxious, emotional or odd behaviors associated with avoidant personality disorder, narcissism and schizoid manifestations. Through a series of easy-to-follow videos, you'll learn about the common characteristics of personality disorders, as well as how they are diagnosed. When you've finished watching the presentations and completing the online quizzes, you should be able to:
- Identify the three main groups of personality disorders
- Identify the individual types of personally disorders found in each group
- Identify the diagnostic issues associated with personality disorders
|Intro to Personality||Demonstrate a basic understanding of personality.|
|Clinical Features of Personality Disorders: Identity and Interpersonal Difficulties||Define personality disorders. Describe the two main characteristics associated with personality disorders, including chronic interpersonal difficulties and problems with one's identity or sense of self.|
|Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal||Discuss cluster A personality disorders, including paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal.|
|Cluster B Personality Disorders: Erratic Types||Discuss cluster B personality disorders, including antisocial, borderline, histrionic and narcissistic.|
|Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent and Obsessive-Compulsive||Discuss cluster C personality disorders, including avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive.|
|Challenges in Diagnosing Personality Disorders||Describe some of the issues associated with diagnosing personality disorders, such as class bias or gender in classification.|
1. Intro to Personality
You put two people in the same situation and, odds are, they'll react in a range of different ways. Some people might even react in a completely unexpected or extreme way. Why is this? Read this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes people tick the way they do.
2. Clinical Features of Personality Disorders: Identity & Interpersonal Difficulties
What makes some people unsuccessful at interpersonal relationships? In this lesson, we'll look at the interpersonal and identity issues that face patients with personality disorders.
3. Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal
What happens when people are paranoid, withdrawn, or weird? In this lesson, we'll look at the three cluster A personality disorders, which are characterized by odd or eccentric behavior and thoughts.
4. Cluster B Personality Disorders: Erratic Types
Anyone can feel a little emotional, but there's something wrong when a person's emotions are always extreme. In this lesson, we'll look at the four cluster B personality disorders which are characterized by erratic behavior and extreme emotion.
5. Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive
Everyone feels shy or insecure from time-to-time, but what happens when you feel overly fearful all the time? In this lesson, we'll explore three Cluster C personality disorders, which involve being scared and too cautious.
6. Challenges in Diagnosing Personality Disorders
Personality disorders are some of the hardest psychological disorders to diagnose. In this lesson, we'll look at diagnostic challenges regarding personality disorders, including bias and overlap with other psychological disorders.
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