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- Define personality and examine the different personality types.
- Identify the two main features of personality disorders.
- Become familiar with the cluster A, cluster B and cluster C personality disorders.
- Describe the challenges commonly faced when diagnosing personality disorders.
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What happens when people are paranoid, withdrawn, or weird?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.
7. Schizoid Personality Disorder: Treatment, Symptoms & Causes
In this lesson you will learn what Schizoid Personality Disorder is and how to identify it. You will also learn how the disorder is contrary to basic human behavior.
8. What Is Hysteria in Personality? - Definition & Overview
In this lesson, you will learn about the pre-scientific concept of hysteria, and how it came to be regarded by modern psychology. It's an excellent example of how concepts can develop from antiquity and into today's science.
9. What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? - Traits, Symptoms & Characteristics
Narcissistic personality disorder is an Axis II personality disorder listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Key features of narcissistic personality disorder include a long-standing and pervasive pattern of grandiosity, lack of empathy and need for admiration.
10. Pyromania: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Pyromania is a rare psychiatric condition that is often vague or difficult to understand. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines pyromania, how it is diagnosed, and briefly explore some of the treatments that are used to overcome the disorder.
11. What is Impulse-Control Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment
Impulse control disorder is a classification of mental illness that contains a number of different diagnoses. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines impulse control disorders and how the various impairments can be treated.
12. Pathological Narcissism: Definition & Symptoms
Narcissistic personality traits can be very complicated and are sometimes difficult to understand. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines a pathologically narcissistic person and explore the various symptoms used to identify the disorder.
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