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April 1, 2013

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 1XX3
Professor
Joe Kim
Semester
Winter

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April 1, 2013  Psych Lecture The 5 Stages of Grief: A Universal Course for Dealing with Death • A roadmap for dealing with death • Given that we know these 5 stages—useful for dealing and treating • DABDA: 1) Denial 2) Anger 3) Bargaining 4) Depression 5) Acceptance Interesting implications for treatment:  How would we treat someone dealing with grief? Matching learning styles leads to better grades • Visual • Audio • Kinaesthetic What does this have to do with the 5 stages of grief? • There is no scientific evidence to support either of these views! • No predictive value or any therapeutic significance  How should we treat psychological disorders and how should people be educated? How do we even know whether something should be a mental disorder? • One criteria: Deviance—if you could measure behaviours across a population—any  behaviour will follow a normal distribution • The 4 D’s: People who do very poorly in university—abnormal—people who get perfect  on every test—abnormal—ANYONE WHO DEVIATES FROM THE MEAN▯deviant,  abnormal behaviour • Distress • Dysfunction • Danger o Synaesthesia (not a disorder) o Huntington’s ( o Major Depression How do we treat a psychological disorder? • Psychiatry is still an ongoing project • DSM 4 • For dsm 5▯even questioned general public  Psychodynamic Model  • Freud: it is a psychodynamic process • Any type of mental disorder really reflects the unconscious mind • Depression: Childhood trauma and a conflict • Has gone down in popularity partly because it is difficult to test psychological hypotheses Cognitive Model • Any mental disorder is a malfunction in cognitive processes • Misinterpreting experiences from the world and interpreting it as maladaptive • Neutral event▯very negative▯says something about inner character • Focuses on dysfunctions of cognitive processes Behaviourist Mode
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