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PSYC 3140 Lecture Notes - Autism, Doctor Of Psychology, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 3140
Professor
Joel Goldberg

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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
LECTURE 1 JANUARY 8TH, 2013
TOPIC: OVERVIEW & ABNORMALITY, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY RESEARCH
Tests
1 hour long
50 MC
1/3 lecture and 1/3 textbook
DOES NOT POST LECTURES ONLINE
Final exam may be cumulative. All others will not be. Final exam is 100 MC and 2 hours
long.
Complete Practice Quiz by next class.
Weekly quiz
5 minutes
5 questions
Information based on syllabus topics
The questions are scrambled
12 quizzes total. Two lowest marks will be dropped or you can miss two.
Albert Bandura
Born in Mundare Alberta (near Edmonton)
Youngest and only boy of 6 children born to Eastern European immigrants
His father worked for Trans-Canada Railway
Mother worked in town general store
Psychology undergrad at UBC
Faculty position at Stanford University
Famous for modeling
Video: Bobo the doll experiment (Bandura and Walter)
Catharsis Theory –released all aggression and therefore will not be aggressive
Lifetime Contributions
Modeling (Social Learning)-influences of others on us
Self-efficacy-how we develop the power to effect change
Ranked fourth in history (after Skinner, Piaget, and Freud)
Medical Student Syndrome
When reading about and learning about different conditions, students are susceptible to
believing that they exhibit a symptom or sign associated with the disease.
Mental Health Service Providers
Clinical Psychologist-PhD or PsyD
11 years of schooling. 4 years undergrad, 5 years grad, and 1 year of training
Psychiatrist
4 years of study and 5 years of post specialization after MD is obtained
Medical school background. Can prescribe medication. Psychologist is an academic
background and cannot prescribe medication.
Psychological Associate -MA
Usually work with school boards
Psychotherapist-Bill 171
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Making official the term psychotherapist
Years ago no one could call themselves a psychotherapist
Social Worker and Social Service Worker
BSW or MSW (Bachelors or Masters of Social Work)
Sometimes involved in counseling
Psychiatric Nurse
May work in a role called case management
Mental Health nursing for instance
Case workers -personal support worker program
Community colleges
Others
Rehab certificate program at York University
Child Psychopathology (example: childhood autism) → treatment is applied behavioural
analysis (important field)
What is 'normal' or healthy behaviour?
Self acceptance ~To know oneself and laugh at oneself requires mature detachment.
Example: To have personality is to be vibrant, consistent in one's behaviour, what one
tends to be like. THIS DEPENDS ON THE SITUATION. In class one may act quiet and
outside of class one may be normally outgoing.
Healthy personality trait: like to be around people because it provides support.
Self-reliant
Extending oneself beyond immediate self-interest
Sense of direction and mastery-the ability to love and work and play when needed
All of us have conflicts but not all of us have symptoms
A woman is an alcoholic but copes by making it her job to fix that issue in society. Has
conflict but no symptoms.
Accurate judgment
Can we step back and look at ourselves
Brain conditions where one can fail to recognize their self (frontal lobe). No self-
awareness. You are able to see it sometimes in other people.
Schizophrenia—they cannot see the paranoia in themselves but can see it in others
What is abnormal behaviour?
Obsessing over an idea or thought that interferes with your life and daily functioning
Someone who is callous, unfeeling, uncaring
Something considered normal in once culture can be seen as abnormal in another culture
Statistical perspective -behaviour which deviates from the average
Legal perspective -in Canada – Not Criminally Responsible (NCR)
Medical (illness) perspective
Cultural perspective -social acceptability
AMOK (out of control rampage)
Same cultures forbid talking about mental health problems
Personal (subjective) perspective
Whether the person themselves sees themselves facing distress.
Example: sometimes a friend can see distress on your face but you do not see it.
Example: depression
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