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Psychology
Course
PSYCH 270
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Semester
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Psychopathology Notes 1/14/13 • Clinical science perspective • Middle ages o Knowledge controlled by church o Psychology was punishment by god for sins  Expression of evil  Served purpose of church maintaining control o Treatments  Bloodletting • Bleed the devil out of the infected  Waterboarding  Smoking the person  Exorcism  Burned them if nothing else worked • The Enlightenment o Reason and science became primary source of truth o Psychopathology became a reflection of physical abnormality o Treatments still similar to middle ages  Cages, sensory deprivation, bloodletting • Transition to modern psychology o Phillipe Pinel  Physician in France  Saw everyone in chains, appalled • Ordered the end of it, patients began improving  Some believe Jean-Baptiste Pussin actually initiated all the changes  Chains were replaces with straightjackets o Dorothea Dix  Got MA to pass laws to improve quality of life  Construction of first medical psychiatric hospitals  Worcester thought disorders cause by sins • Masturbation, drinking, jealousy, pride, gluttony o After all of
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