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Social Psychology

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Semester
Summer

Description
Lecture 8 Social Psychology (little from Lecture 7) Continued for Lecture 7 - Disorders and Treatments 1. talk therapy - importance of common factors: insight o Psychodynamic approach 2. Expressing ones thoughts and feelings for only about 15mintues a day greatly increased mental health o Pennebakers work on writing about personal trauma 3. Drugs o Likelihood of someone who cant even get out of bed to part take in cognitive- behavioral is slim so drugs are used as therapy instead o Used mostly for bipolar and schizophrenia 4. Behavior modification and specific behavioral interventions 5. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) = thought restructuring + behavioral skills training 6. EE - emotional environment (within the family) o High EE - family that is overly critical and involved in the patients lives (unhealthy families) o For schizophrenics, unhealthy families create relapse much more likely o Drug treatment alone
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