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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY4105
Professor
Maria Rogers
Semester
Fall

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Midterm • Don’t study language disorders in chapter 11 Mental Retardation • Axis 2­ not a mental disorder in the same sense as others o Based on intelligence measured on an IQ test o Measuring adaptive function • Fail to meet the standard for their specific age in their society o Not knowing how to use the phone o Not knowing what a fire drill is • Always diagnosed before age 18 • Different effects of severity • Mild is most common • Severity unspecified o Can’t be tested bc of vision, physical impairment, etc • Moderate ex: o Only a few words when in kindergarten • Linked to x­chromosome • More cases of mental retardation in families living in poverty o If you have it more likely to live in poverty bc cant get a job, etc o Mothers might not have taken care of themselves in pregnancy o Poor nutrient o Fatal alcohol syndrome o Poor access to health care  Pregnancy  Early development • Why is it hard to do CBT? o If they are usually poor they wouldn’t have the money o Harder for them to grasp the concepts to change their
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