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Psychology 46-228 Lecture 2: Notes on Foundations

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Department
Psychology
Course
46-228
Professor
Scoboria
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 2 on Foundations Q #1. Definition of disorder  Psychological disorder (DSM-IV-TR)  behavioural, emotional, or cognitive dysfunctions that are unexpected in their cultural context and associated with personal distress or substantial impairment in functioning Q #2. Etiology and clinical practice  Generalizing from limited observations  Illusory correlation  Post-hoc reasoning  Hindsight bias  Amount of information available (client insight/self-knowledge and truthfulness)  Complexity of determining causality (equifinality) Q #6. Multiaxial classification  Axis I: Clinical disorders o All psychological disorders, excepting Axis II disorders (ex. major depressive episode, anorexia nervosa)  Axis II: Personality disorders and mental retardation  Axis III: Medical conditions  Axis IV: Psychosocial and environmental problems (ex. unemployment, family problems)  Axis V: Global Assessment of F
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