PSYD33H3 Lecture 1: Current Topics of Abnormal Psychology

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Lecture 1: Current Issues in Abnormal
Psychology
Next week: gender + cultural issues
15 min contribution per person for the presentation
Topics
oDepression (#2 about normal grief becoming MDD)
oBinge eating (thoughts on)
oDisruptive mood dysregulation disorder- temper tantrums – mental disorder
Implications of new disorder
Articles + lectures on midterm
oWon’t ask for figures/dates
Weekly discussion questions
oOne per reading
Questions
o1. Factors important in distinguishing abnormal from normal behaviour?
Statistical norms
Social acceptance i.e. dialogue
o2. Why is the definition of abnormality important?
Stigmatization
Defining Normality and Abnormality
oAbnormality = psychopathology
oDisease = indicates a known pathological process
Medical model**
oDisorder = may be two or more separate diseases, but there is a pathological process that is either
known or unknown
It’s gray, you know something is wrong but you don’t know why
Kazdin’s Differentiation
oSyndromes
We don’t know the underlying cause
Just the symptoms
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