PSY340H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Blood Test, Abnormal Psychology, Emo

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The scientific study of behaviour, thought, cognition, emotion, movement, and. Abnormal psychology, some"t that"s not normal, deviate from avg. Mind much more difficult to study in animals because they can"t express l mentality. In humans and animals. l cognition by vocalization, only to a certain degree. Mirror self-recognition l deviating from avg is desirable, some not. If you identify as a gender you were not born with, it"s not a disorder. l psychopathology. But there is a diagnostic system; dsm, and icd. Want to move towards empirical, usually results in numbers that are from scientific observation. Abnormal psych, the abnormal part trickier to define. Mid 1950s, homosexuality was considered abnormal behaviour in first dsm. There are no lab tests for n medicine, pretty good at empirical. Psychopathology, not there yet. n easier to say it doesn"t look right but really hard to define. If you l murder, the law say no.

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