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Ch 23: Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Homework Help

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The Personality Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Homework Help course helps students complete their personality disorders homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your personality disorders homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your personality disorders homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Personality basics
  • Clinical characteristics
  • Paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal disorders
  • Antisocial, borderline, histrionic and narcissistic disorders
  • Avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Diagnoses of personality disorders

30 Lessons in Chapter 23: Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Homework Help
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Intro to Personality

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.

Clinical Features of Personality Disorders: Identity & Interpersonal Difficulties

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.

Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal

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What happens when people are paranoid, withdrawn, or weird?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.

Cluster B Personality Disorders: Erratic Types

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.

Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

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.

Challenges in Diagnosing Personality Disorders

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.

DSM-5 Personality Disorders & Diagnosis

7. DSM-5 Personality Disorders & Diagnosis

Personality disorders are specific types of psychological disorders that involve unhealthy personality traits. In this lesson, we'll examine how psychologists diagnose personality disorders, including the different clusters of disorders and behavioral characteristics associated with each.

Phineas Gage's Story in Psychology: Brain Damage & Personality Changes

8. Phineas Gage's Story in Psychology: Brain Damage & Personality Changes

The story of Phineas Gage is one of the most famous in the history of psychology. Learn about Phineas Gage, the accident that caused him to have personality changes, and how he greatly influenced the field and practice of neuropsychology.

What Is Paranoid Personality Disorder? - Treatment, Symptoms & Causes

9. What Is Paranoid Personality Disorder? - Treatment, Symptoms & Causes

Paranoid personality disorder is an Axis II personality disorder listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). In this lesson, we will explore key features of this disorder.

Stress & Anger Management

10. Stress & Anger Management

Negative stress can actually lead to anger. This is why many anger management techniques are also stress management methods. Learn about positive versus negative stress, the definition of anger, and stress and anger management techniques in this lesson.

Anger Management Issues: Definition & Symptoms

11. Anger Management Issues: Definition & Symptoms

Getting angry at the slightest annoyances or inability to let go of angry feelings are just a couple of symptoms of anger management issues. Learn the definition and symptoms of anger management issues in this lesson.

Anger Management Techniques for Teens

12. Anger Management Techniques for Teens

Teens have a lot going on and plenty to be angry about. Anger management techniques help teens stop their anger from producing irrational and harmful results. Teens, and individuals helping teens, can learn ways to stop anger from being destructive in this lesson.

Anger Management Activities & Exercises for Teens

13. Anger Management Activities & Exercises for Teens

Considering that many angry teens are resistant to counseling, anger management activities and exercises must be fun, engaging and practical. Learn the definition of anger management and various activities and exercises of teens in this lesson.

Passive-Aggressive vs Assertive Communication

14. Passive-Aggressive vs Assertive Communication

This lesson looks at the differences between the use of veiled aggression or non-assertive communication versus assertive communication. The types of communication and tips for correcting passive-aggressive communication are provided.

Passive-Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace

15. Passive-Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace

Learn about the different kinds of passive-aggressive behavior and identify how they can negatively affect your workplace. Learn how to overcome passive-aggressive situations and take a quiz to see if this behavior is entwined in your place of employment.

Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

16. Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

Know someone who pretends everything is okay, when it is not? If so, they may have passive-aggressive personality disorder. In this lesson, we'll discuss passive-aggressive personality disorder, its symptoms, and how it is treated.

What is Passive-Aggressive Behavior?

17. What is Passive-Aggressive Behavior?

This lesson explores passive-aggressive behavior by providing scenarios and levels of action. A definition of passive aggressive behavior is then developed using the scenarios and levels of the behavior.

Hyperlexia: Definition & Symptoms

18. Hyperlexia: Definition & Symptoms

Some children have the amazing ability to be able to read when they are very young. This lesson looks at a condition called hyperlexia, what it is, how it is identified and how it impacts those who have it.

The Connection Between Hyperlexia & Autism & Asperger's

19. The Connection Between Hyperlexia & Autism & Asperger's

In this lesson, we will learn about hyperlexia: the signs and symptoms, its effects on a child's daily life, and how it can be harnessed to help the child develop. We will discuss the three types of children with hyperlexia, and learn that not all of them have autism.

Pragmatic Language Impairment & Autism

20. Pragmatic Language Impairment & Autism

In this lesson, we will learn what pragmatic language impairment is and how it relates to people with autism. We will discuss its characteristics and effects, and how people with autism can work to improve their communication skills with the support of those around them.

Pragmatic Language Impairment & ADHD

21. Pragmatic Language Impairment & ADHD

In this lesson, we will learn about how ADHD impacts a person's communication skills, especially in the area of pragmatics, the functional use of language. We will also explore how people with ADHD and those around them can help them improve their ability to communicate.

Motor Planning Difficulties & Autism

22. Motor Planning Difficulties & Autism

In this lesson, we will explore motor planning difficulties experienced by children with autism. We will learn how motor planning works, what can go wrong, and how parents and therapists can help children to improve their performance in daily life.

Sound Sensitivity & Autism

23. Sound Sensitivity & Autism

Sound sensitivity can be debilitating for persons with autism. Learn the definitions of sound sensitivity and autism, hyper and hyposensitivity, the science behind sound sensitivity, consequences, and treatment techniques in this lesson.

Narcissistic Rage & Injury: Definition, Symptoms & Examples

24. Narcissistic Rage & Injury: Definition, Symptoms & Examples

Narcissistic personality disorder diagnosis seems to be increasing amongst Americans. This lesson will define narcissism and discuss how this can give rise to narcissistic rage and injury. Symptoms and examples will also be provided.

The Wounded Storyteller by Arthur Frank: Summary & Quotes

25. The Wounded Storyteller by Arthur Frank: Summary & Quotes

What happens to a person's reality when they have a serious illness? This lesson looks at the book ~'The Wounded Storyteller~' by Arthur W. Frank, summarizes it and provides key quotes about the story.

Relational Aggression Activities

26. Relational Aggression Activities

Relational aggression can be more subtle and difficult to identify than physical aggression, but it can be just as destructive. This lesson offers some activities you can use to help students understand and stop relational aggression.

What is Instrumental Aggression? - Definition, Theory & Examples

27. What is Instrumental Aggression? - Definition, Theory & Examples

There are two primary forms of aggressive behavior. This lesson will discuss instrumental aggression by examining how it differs from impulsive aggression. We will also go over relevant psychological theory and provide some examples.

How Aggressive Parents Affect Children

28. How Aggressive Parents Affect Children

Parents can raise their children any way they see fit. Unfortunately, not all parents make the most appropriate parenting choices. This lesson will review how aggressive parenting affects children and their development.

How Passive Aggressive Parents Affect Children

29. How Passive Aggressive Parents Affect Children

This lesson looks into the ways passive-aggressive parenting can affect children. Topics include a description of passive aggression, examples, effects, and alternative ways to communicate.

Healthy Ways to Deal with Aggression

30. Healthy Ways to Deal with Aggression

Aggression is a behavioral response to anger and can be harmful. This lesson will define aggressive behavior and discuss strategies that can be used to manage aggression in a healthy way and prevent it from resulting in violent behavior.

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