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Ch 16: Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders

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The Psychological Disorders chapter of this Worth Publishers Psychology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons about the causes and types of psychological disorders. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Psychological Disorders textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Worth Publishers Psychological Disorders chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the psychological disorders topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will study:

  • Definition of psychological disorders
  • Physiological causes of mental illness
  • Assessing the biological model
  • The DSM
  • Reliability, validity and labeling in psychological classifications
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Symptoms of schizophrenia
  • Genetic and environmental influences on schizophrenia
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Prevalence of mental disorders in the U.S.

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14 Lessons in Chapter 16: Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders
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Psychological Disorders: Definition, Examples & Approaches to Treatment

1. Psychological Disorders: Definition, Examples & Approaches to Treatment

How are psychological disorders related to perception and learning? What type of psychologist helps treat these disorders? From imaginary voices to an intense fear of birds, this video will introduce you to the nature of disorders.

Physiological Causes & Explanations for Mental Illness

2. Physiological Causes & Explanations for Mental Illness

There are many factors that can affect a person's mental health, including physiological issues. In this lesson, we'll look at three major physical causes of psychological problems: infection, malnutrition, and metal poisoning.

Assessing the Biological Model: Strengths and Weaknesses

3. 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.

What Is the DSM? - Definition & Characteristics

4. What Is the DSM? - Definition & Characteristics

How do mental health workers keep track of the hundreds of mental disorders in existence? When looking up and diagnosing psychological disorders, they refer to the DSM, or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Issues in Psychological Classifications: Reliability, Validity & Labeling

5. Issues in Psychological Classifications: Reliability, Validity & Labeling

In order to help with diagnosis, psychologists classify mental disorders according to a group of symptoms. However, there are some problems with classification. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the common issues that arise with psychological classification.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

6. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

When do we cross the boundary between natural worry and the debilitating types of anxiety associated with disorders? In this lesson, you'll explore some common anxiety disorders and their potential causes.

Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

7. Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

Does feeling sad automatically mean someone is depressed? Are there different kinds of depression? What are mood disorders? This lesson will take a look at the answers to those questions.

Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview

8. Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview

Our perception of schizophrenia is largely shaped by what we see in the movies. Is schizophrenia more than just a 'hallucination' disease? Check out this lesson to find out about the different types of schizophrenia.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative

9. Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative

The symptoms of schizophrenia can be divided into two types, positive and negative. In this lesson, we'll look at both types of symptoms, examples of each, and how drugs impact each type of symptom.

Genetic and Environmental Influences of Schizophrenia: Causes and Effects

10. Genetic and Environmental Influences of Schizophrenia: Causes and Effects

For years, scientists have debated which has more influence on people: nature or nurture. In this lesson, we'll look at the genetic and environmental influences on the mental disorder schizophrenia.

Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

11. Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

There are times when the human brain can actually separate its different parts, sometimes as a defense mechanism. These are known as dissociative disorders. This lesson takes a closer look at these kinds of disorders and how they impact the mind.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

12. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.

Personality Disorders: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Schizoid & Antisocial

13. Personality Disorders: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Schizoid & Antisocial

Will the Personality Disorder Crime Force make it out of the office today? In this lesson, you'll learn about each superhero's personality disorder as a late delivery of donuts sets off some of their common behaviors.

Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the United States

14. Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the United States

Mental disorders are fairly common and often go untreated. This lesson will examine the prevalence of mental disorders in the United States, and will end with a short quiz.

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