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PSYC 3014 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Genetic Predisposition, Relaxation Technique, Conduct Disorder


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 3014
Professor
R T Jones
Lecture
18

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CHAPTER 12 PERSONALITY DISORDER 2
Cluster B
Narcissistic
o Causes
Deficits in early childhood learning
Lack alturism
Lack empathy
Sociological view
Increased individual focus
"me generation"
o Treatment focuses on…
Grandiosity
Lack of empathy
Hypersensitivity to evaluation
Co-occurring depression
Relaxation training
Focusing in on others
Little empirical support
Antisocial - boys before 4yrs old, one could actually predict who would be more likely
o Clinical description
Noncompliance with social norms
"Social Predators"
Violate rights of others
Irresponsible
Impulsive
Deceitful
Lack a conscience, empathy, and remorse
o Statistics and Development
Prevalence = 6%, possibly closer to 10%
Begins in childhood, chronic course
Can remit but is replaced by other personality disorder
High comorbidity
o Criteria
Behavior begins at 15yrs
Failure to conform to social norms, repeated deceitfulness, impulsivity
o Developmental considerations
Early histories of behavior problems
Conduct disorders (ADHD)
Childhood-onset type
Adolescent onset type
Family histories of
Inconsistent parental discipline
Variable support
Criminality
Violence
Gene Environment interactions
Genetic predisposition: offspring of female felons, child has a greater probability
of ASPD (Crowe, 1974)
Environmental triggers (living in orphanages/poor environments)
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