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PSYC 102: Lecture 17

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PSYC 102
David Klonsky

Psychology 102: Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Lecture #17 - March 19, 2013 Abnormal Behaviour:  This is always a judgment o Ideally, not subjective  Pseudo patient study o Fake patients lied about being schizophrenic o Once they were admitted they stopped pretending and acted normally o They were able to stay in the hospital for a length of time before anyone decided they did not have schizophrenia Abnormal Behaviour History of Causes:  Demons, spirits, etc.  Hysteria: idea that mental illness have something to do with the uterus  A lot of crazy ideas, but did not have any evidence  Emil Kraepelin o Believed mental disorders had physical basis o 1st comprehensive classification system  Tried to descriptively to come up with a list of how people can have mental disorder o Abnormal behaviour as illness/disease o Patterns of symptoms  What symptoms were related to what mental disorders, etc.  Abnormal behaviour as psychological o Franz Mesmer  Disruptions of animal magnetism  Hypnotism (mesmerism) o Jean-Martin Charcot  Used hypnotism to alleviate/induce symptoms  This was a psychological explanation  Freud was Charcot's student Abnormal Behaviour - Possible Causes:  Biological o Brain activity, genes, etc.  Psychological o Unconscious conflict  Behavioural o Learning theory  Cognitive o Perception/interpretation  Sociocultural o Role of culture in disorder  Interactions among all of the above Prevalenc
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