PSY 1102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Borderline Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Frontal Lobe
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Friday November 8th 2019
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS CONCLUDED
Rosenhan study from the last class is important for the midterm on Tuesday and final Exam*
1. Dissociative Identity Disorders
• According to the textbook they are bewildering.
• It is a disorder regarding the consciousness
• They tend to have what is known as a “fugue” (know this for the final exam from the
textbook) state where they have an identity change or a sudden loss of memory.
• The fact of dissociation is not unusual as this happens when you stand up too fast but
does not involve the loss of something.
• Otherwise known as a massive dissociation from their ordinary consciousness
• Formally known as a multiple personality or split personality.
• The different personalities control the person’s behaviour and they each have their own
characteristics (e.g. Jekyll & Hyde).
• Generally, violence is not a part of DID but there has been an event of so (slide 6). They
did not know if he actually did have the disorder or not.
• How do you know there are more than one personality living within a human body? Are
you being conned? → View slide 7
• who reports it? → View reports on slide 8
2. Personality Disorders
• Relationships are difficult because their patterns are very dysfunctional.
• They are disruptive, not flexible, and are enduring.
• Examples include: avoidant, schizotypal, borderline personality disorder etc. (view slide
• The narcissist is one that everything revolves around themselves.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
• New term for those that used to be labelled as sociopaths and psychopaths. They have
a lack of consciousness through lying, fighting, stealing and low emotional intelligence.
• Think of Kohlberg’s stages of morality.
• Keep an eye on the child’s social development. They need a sense of social
responsibility. How do they channel their energy?
• PET scans may show that some individuals have less frontal lobe matter. Poverty is a
contributing factor and child maltreatment.