Theory of Planned Behaviour 10/01/2013
Theory of Planned Behaviour
Is this behavior pos/neg and what attitude should you have towards this?
Ex. Running a half marathon this spring
Attitude: “Its an important accomplishment, running is a healthy behavior
Norms: “my friends are all doing it. I come from a family of atheltes”
Control: “I can run 10k easily, if I can do that 2.5 times I should be fine. There is a running club at school”
Link between behavior and control ex unprotected sex, we PSYC 100 Week 4 Class Lecture 10/01/2013
1. Define Normal vs. Abnormal
Consider the case of Amy
7 yrs who is described as shy by parents and teachers NORMAL
spends most recess’ standing by the supervising teacher (october) NORMAL
does not want to attend a classmate’s birthday because she is scared they will play a game she doesn’t
know and everyone will laugh at her. SOMEWHAT NORMAL
worried there wil be a clown, very scared of clowns – ABNORMAL
worried children will taunt her for missing the party – ABNORMAL
misses school for a week, misses classmates and teachers but feels she can’t go back to school.
observable, indicative of a mental disorder some mental disorders share symptoms so detail is critical
several symptoms exhibited in combination
based on medical model
A collection of symptoms is considerd a mental disorder when the behavior is clinically significant, internally
drivien and involuntary. PSYC 100 Week 4 Class Lecture 10/01/2013
Clinnically significant detriment
severe stress, impairment
marked or substansial in intensity or duration that the patient would benefit from professional treatment
Source of distress.impairment is located within the person
Is the patient choosing to be depressed ir id this involuntary?
Why is diagnosis important?
third party payers(ie insurance)
Most Psychologists in Canada and the US use the DSM
How do we diagnose? PSYC 100 Week 4 Class Lecture 10/01/2013
Clinical Interview client and collateral sources / observations
important to interview more than one person to eliminate bias and evaluate consistency
compare knowledge/skills to a comparable sample using an empirically teste objective test.