PSY 1102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Borderline Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Frontal Lobe

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Friday November 8th 2019
PSYC 1102
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.
Understanding DID
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?
Understanding APD
PET scans may show that some individuals have less frontal lobe matter. Poverty is a
contributing factor and child maltreatment.
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