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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Fall

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Disorders of Mind and Body Psychopathology sicknessdisorder of the mind o origins in psychologicalil and biological dysfunction (factors) Plato + Aristotle mental illness conflict btw thought and emotion FREUD! Increased understanding of the effect of genes, neurotransmitters, hormoneson brain and behavior resulted in remarkable advances in understanding both normal and abnormal human behavior Environmental aspects children with abusive parents more likely to develop some form of psychopathology later in life o Env can trigger some mental disorders (e.g. combat leads to PTSD, death of loved one leads to depression) How are mental disorders conceptualized and classified? Can be quite challenging to decide if a given behavior is caused by psychopathology, because behavior, especially unusual behavior, always need to be reviewed according to the situation (diff among cultures. Rituals, Some criteria are important to consider in determining whether behavior represent psychopathology: o Behavior.. deviates from cultural norms? Is maladaptive? Causing individual personal distress? www.notesolution.com
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