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SOC446H5 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Involuntary Commitment, Sadistic Personality Disorder, Mania

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC446H5
Professor
Nikolay Shchitov
Study Guide
Midterm

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You will have:
1. 3 questions based on T. Millon + (lecture slides);
2. 6 questions based on Scull (+lecture slides)
3. 5 questions based on “Madness in the streets 9+lecture slides)
4. 1 question from previous lectures and readings;
5. 1 question based on “The Lobotomist”
6. 2 questions based on the lecture 11 (Ontario Mental Health Act).
There are 18 questions in your test.
The duration of test 3 is 1 hour 38 minutes.
Test will contain short-answer questions.
The value of the test is 25% of your final grade.
Millon – Personality Disorders in Modern Life
Antisocial Personality Disorder
1. What are the DSM-IV criteria for the antisocial personality? Please read those
criteria and analyze how they were applied to the case study (p. 152, 170). Try to
infer why this diagnosis quite often may aggravate the guilt of the offender with
APD.
a. Criteria: pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of
others, individual is at least 18, evidence of Conduct Disorder, occurrence
of antisocial behavior is not exclusively during the course of schizo or
manic episode
b.
2. What is psychopathy and how does it differ from the antisocial personality? What
is the difference between psychopathy and sociopathy?
a. Psychopath can cloak themselves in the trappings of normality
i. Damage or destroy lives without remorse, shame, or conscience
ii. Pathological liars adept at sizing up situations and feigning
sincerity
iii. Deep-seated inability to understand the emotion dimension of
language
b. How is psychopathy different from antisocial personality
i. Psychopathy is a step further on the continuum
ii.
c. Diff b/w psychopath and sociopath
i. Sociopaths are made that way through neglect, abuse and other
factors in childhood
ii. Psychopaths are born that way

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3. Do antisocial women show a pattern of behavioral pathology different from the
pattern of antisocial men?
a. Female deviance was often viewed as largely sexual misbehavior rather
than criminal, and the woman was to be treated and cured rather than
punished.
b. Males exhibit more verbal and physical aggression from threatening to
hitting while females are more likely to exhibit what has been termed as
‘relational aggression’ such as spreading malicious rumors and gossip and
rejecting other females from their social groups.
c.
4. Please remember subtypes of APD.
a. Covetous antisocial
i. Resembles a ‘pure’ prototypal pattern
ii. Aggrandizement, the desire to possess and dominate, is seen in a
distilled form
iii. Their goal is compensation for the emptiness of life, rationalized
by the assertion that they alone can restore the imbalance fated to
them
iv. Remain insecure of power and status, regardless of success
v. Jealous, envious, pushy and greedy
b. Nomadic antisocial
i. Schizoid, avoidant features
ii. Feels jinxed, ill-fated, doomed and cast-aside
iii. Drifters, gypsy-like roamers
c. Risk-taking antisocial
i. Histrionic features
ii. Dauntless, venturesome, intrepid, bold, reckless, impulsive,
heedless, pursues perilous ventures
d. Reputation-defending antisocial
i. Narcissistic features
ii. Needs to be thought of as unflawed, unbreakable, invincible,
indomitable, etc
iii. Overreactive when status is questioned
e. Malevolent antisocial
i. Sadistic, paranoid features
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ii. Vicious, malignant, brutal, resentful, anticipates betrayal and
punishment, desires revenge, callous, guiltless
5. How do the different perspectives explain and describe APD? (p. 161 – 177)
a. Biological
i. Inborn termperaments that make them seem tough, aggressive,
fearless, impulsive, hotheaded and attention seeking
ii. Do not develop a conscience, which leaves them without empathy
or remorse
b. Psychodynamic
i. The individual is forever gripped by inexorable conflicts b/w the
instincts of the id and the forces of socialization
ii. The ego develops, but the superego does not. instead, the total
personality remains dominated by the infantile id and its pleasure
principle.
iii. Lack of superego = lack of conscience
c. Interpersonal
i. Focuses on relationships b/w persons and the impact of their
communications, both developmentally and in the here and now
ii. Antisocial personality represents almost pure interpersonal
hostility
1. Oppositional, irritable, and rude
iii. Children exposes to neglect, indifference, hostility, and physical
abuse are likely to learn that the world is a cold, unforgiving place.
Such infants lack normal models of empathic tenderness. Never
learn to control aggression adequately.
d. Cognitive
i. Concerned with beliefs, expectations, attributions, appraisals, and
the unique and highly subjective ways in which individuals
construe their worlds
ii. Deviant, egocentric, and impulsive
iii. No ‘higher order goals’ or ‘moral constraints’
1. No ability to plan ahead or think of the consequences of
their actions
e. Evolutionary-neurodevelopmental
i. Personality is the patterning of variables across the entire matric of
the person. For some antisocials, biological determinants dominate.
ii. Biological determinants = primary psychopath
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