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Lecture 5

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC02H3
Professor
Anna Nagy
Lecture
5

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Film
- ideas that will be debatable. A beautiful mind
- your perspective: the point your making is logical and plausible. The way one
should think about this issue (convince them). Put the reader in your head and
help them see what you are seeing. No ambiguity.
- Look at what strikes you, you don’t want to summarize the film.
- Argue a point. Controversial issue and take aside. 20 min
- John nash is mathematician who eventually won nobel prize, diagnosed with
schizophrenia (prodromo phase – acute psychotic episode). Perception is
compromised (hard to separate what is real and unreal, delusions, see, hear , etc.
(e.g. looking at tie – hallucination most commonly auditory – often derogatory).
Older perscriptions (tarar disconesia – permanent symptom).
- He had limited social skills (or could it be he was isolated)
- He is very focussed he wasn’t able to be social when focussed, its like he was in
his own world.
- Isolated and obsessed. He was skipping class because he was obsessed with his
success. Could that be just exentricity.
- How do social norms affect someone who is already unable to engage. Someone
who is predisposed to mental illness
- Grandier: he thinks he is so much better, the game is flawed. Maybe thats a
delusion, but he did go on to win the nobel prize.
- Rosenhans study 1979 it embaressed the psych community: went to psych
hospitals and presented with symptoms which wby they said they were
experiencing symptoms. They were diagnosed schizophrenia. They were put in
the hospital. Once they were in they had a hard time getting out. Staff refused to
ignore it and everything was interpreted in that context.
- Does he have confidence or is he someone whos fooling themselves. In the early
stage how we would know.. look at the stigma point of view.
- His behaviour is very exentric (going to social events but not engaging).
- Narcissistic personality. (didn’t want to waste time with girl, class was a waste of
time). Is there an underline personality disorder. Long tanding tend to emerge in
adolescence. Though the lense of how one views the world.
- He was quite lonely and had pressure of becoming something. He had no support
system. The roommate gives him the break. Huge rates of anxiety in graduate
school (social isolation) in many programs there is not great support the work
environment is toxic. Stresses. And without social support when someone who is
predisposed it can be a trigger. Especially with someone who is very competitive
you see everyone as your enemy and your competitor.
- Stress related mannerisms and mental disorders.
- His way of learning is different. Education only caters to a specific type of person.
Some people need to see and do. Talk demonstrate and then do is the best
practice.
- His thoughts were disconnected.
- He didn’t sleep for two days which is very salient in early phases of schizo.
- What is normal and abnormal, how do we draw the line.
- A lot of what we saw was exentric. But when is it abnormal.
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