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Psychology
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PSYA02H3
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John Bassili

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Lecture 29
– Chapter 17
Personality Disorders– goes beyond dislike, dysfunctional, problem in individuals ability to
fit in etc; tends to be stable and not episode, reflect long-term characteristics of the person.
odiff icult to diagnose and to treat (what is the difference between being eccentric and
having a personality disorder? Narcissism is a good example of this ambiguity)
We will look at three examples of personality disorders:
oPsychopathy (Antisocial personality disorder - ASPD).
oBorderline personality disorder.
oObsessive-Compulsive personality disorder.
The Psychopath - Characteristics of the psychopathic personality (ASPD):
oCr iminality (failure to confor m to social norms and laws).<-- 40-60% are psycho
o*Lack of empathy, anxiety and fear. underactive autonomic system/ unresponsive
o**Lack of remorse for mistreating others. dont show or feel
oEgocentrism and grandiose feelings
oDeceit and manipulativeness.
oImpulsivity and lack of planning.
oIr r itability and aggressiveness.
oReckless disregard for the safety of self and others.
oConsistent irresponsibility at work and with finances.
[Videos]
- 40% / men to women is 4:1
- two criminals one that had shot someone other since childhood
Treatment of Psychopaths
oPsychopaths seldom seek treatment.
oFew therapists and researchers take on psychopathic subjects.
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Lecture 29 Chapter 17 Personality Disorders goes beyond dislike, dysfunctional, problem in individuals ability to fit in etc; tends to be stable and not episode, reflect long-term characteristics of the person. o difficult to diagnose and to treat (what is the difference between being eccentric and having a personality disorder? Narcissism is a good example of this ambiguity) We will look at three examples of personality disorders: o Psychopathy (Antisocial personality disorder - ASPD). o Borderline personality disorder. o Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorder. The Psychopath - Characteristics of the psychopathic personality (ASPD): o Criminality (failure to conform to social norms and laws).
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