PSY 150A1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Dream Interpretation, Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Psych 150: Structure of Mind and Behavior - Lecture 5: Disorders Continued & Therapies
Thursday 9/18/14
Personality Disorders
Enduring Pattern of experience and behavior that differs greatly from the
expectations of the individual’s culture.
Inflexible and pervasive across personal/social situations
Leads to clinically significant distress or impairment
Stable & long duration (adolescent or early adulthood onset)
No exact symptoms— only variations on what is normal
Cluster A Paranoid: distrust
others and are
suspicious of their
motives.
Schizoid: express
only a limited range of
emotion in social
interactions;form few
if any social
relationships.
Schizotypa:
have little
capacity for
close
relationship;
also eccentric
in behaviors
perceptions,
and thinking.
Cluster B
_________
___
Histrionic:
exaggerate
emotions and go to
excessive lengths
to seek attention.
_______________
Narcissistic:
excessive sense of
how important they
are. They demand
and expect to be
admired and praised
by others and are
limited in their
capacity to appreciate
others’
perspectives._______
_
Borderline:
behave
impulsively and
their
relationships,s
elf-image, and
emotions are
unstable.___
Antisocial:
actions
regularly
disregard and
violate the
rights of
others. These
behaviors may
be aggressive
or destructive
and may
involve
breaking laws
or
theft.________
__
Cluster C Avoidant: socially
inhibited, usually
feel inadequate and
are overly sensitive
to criticism
Dependent: use
submissive and
clinging behavior
toward others to elicit
care, depending on
them for initiative,
reassurance, decision
making, and advice.
Obsessive-
Compulsive:
sacrifice
openness,
spontaneity,
and flexibility to
pursue
orderliness,
control, and
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