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Joe Kim

LECTURE 11: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 2 April 1 2013 - 5 Stages of Grief:  Denial  Anger  Bargaining  Depression  Acceptance - Matching learning styles leads to better grades:  Learning styles and 5 stages of grief are common in that there is no scientific evidence to back up any of the two theories. It is just common knowledge which nobody tries to disprove - The 4 D’s:  People with psychological disorders typically fall in extremes – deviate from the norm  If deviant behavior leads to uncomfortable feelings or poses a problem to the person experiencing it, we can decide that the person is abnormal.  Synaesthesia: it is not normal but we do not consider this a mental disorder – it is not in the DSM either  Huntington’s Disease: strange motoric behaviors that coincide with dementia. There is a genetic basis, this should be a mental illness because of the dementia – it is in the DSM  Major Depression: agreed that is a mental illness - How do we treat a psychological disorder?  The framework you use will affect how you try to treat it  General public was brought into a discussion on DSM-5 - Depression:  Psychodynamic model: Freud believed that any maladaptive process or disorder was a result of the unconscious mind. Aperson experiencing depression has a childhood trauma that triggered the depression and there is a conflict.  Whole idea of the treatment is for the psychologist to get very close to the patient to help develop their ego and to help identify the root of the problems in order to treat it  Psychoanalysis has gone down in popularity because it is difficult to test things scientifically  Cognitive model: Depression is a result of misinterpreting information from the world and looking at it in a maladaptive way – look at everything negatively  Behaviorist model: interested in the actual behavior, not what is happening in the mind  Cognitive and behavioral model approach depression in a ps
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