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Chapter 17 Lecture 3- lecture 29- class and lecture notes

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Lecture 29
oPersonality Disorders
oWe all have personalities
oPersonality- something that reflects ourselves
oA broad class of psychological disorders which reflect long-term
characteristics of the person
oVery serious mental health issue
oGoes beyond and individual being different from other people
oLike other personality traits but Very dysfunctional
Cause a lot of problems to individual and the persons interactions
with others
Not an episode that a person goes through
Disorder- when it creates problems for others
oPersonality disorders tend to be difficult to diagnose and to treat (what is
the difference b/w being eccentric and having a personality disorder?
Narcissism is a good ex. Of this ambiguity)
oWe will look at 3 ex’s of personality disorders:
Psychopathy ( Antisocial personality disorder –ASPD)
Borderline personality disorder
Obsessive- Compulsive personality disorder
oThe Psychopath
oCalled an antisocial personality disorder
oNot a nice person
oPerson is a victim of the problem
But here it is number of characteristics that causes problems for
others
Mostly criminals – sometimes more skilled than others
Want to victimization in others
oCharacteristics of the psychopathic personality (ASPD):
Criminality (failure to conform to social norms and laws)
Prone to violate norms
All my life I have been in trouble
Early criminal life – might lead to this
Lack of empathy, anxiety and fear
Person with an underactive autonomic nervous system
No alarm system
Lack of remorse for mistreating others
Lack of empathy
Number one characteristic
Don’t feel guilty for having hurt others
Because of the lack of autonomic
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Lecture 29 o Personality Disorders o We all have personalities o Personality- something that reflects ourselves o A broad class of psychological disorders which reflect long-term characteristics of the person o Very serious mental health issue o Goes beyond and individual being different from other people o Like other personality traits but Very dysfunctional Cause a lot of problems to individual and the persons interactions with others Not an episode that a person goes through Disorder- when it creates problems for others o Personality disorders tend to be difficult to diagnose and to treat (what is the difference bw being eccentric and having a personality disorder? Narcissism is a good ex. Of this ambiguity) o We will look at 3 exs of personality disorders: Psychopathy ( Antisocial personality disorder ASPD) Borderline personality disorder Obsessive- Compulsive personality disorder o The Psychopath o Called an antisocial personality disorder o Not a nice person o Person is a victim of the problem But here it is number of characteristics that causes problems for others Mostly criminals sometimes more skilled than others Want to victimization in others o Characteristics of the psychopathic personality (ASPD): Criminality (failure to conform to social norms and laws) Prone to violate norms All my life I have been in trouble Early criminal life might lead to this Lack of empathy, anxiety and fear Person with an underactive autonomic nervous system No alarm system Lack of remorse for mistreating others Lack of empathy Number one characteristic Dont feel guilty for having hurt others Because of the lack of autonomic www.notesolution.com
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