PSYC 1010 Midterm: Introduction to Psychology Lecture 18 (PSYCH1010 including short answer hint for Test 4))

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PSYC 1010 Full Course Notes
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Schizophrenia- subtypes: paranoid type, delusions of persecution, no thought or affective disorders, catatonic- problems with motor activity, disorganized, undifferentiated. Behavioural excesses or peculiarities (i. e. hallucinations, delusions, flight of ideas) 3 categories of treatments: insight therapies ( talk therapies , behaviour therapies (based on learning principles, biomedical therapies (i. e. medication, electroconvulsive therapy) Anxiety (neurotic symptoms) is related to conflictual feelings that were repressed. The aim is to uncover the underlying cause of the anxiety. The analysis tries to help the patient gain insight and re-experience the emotions that were repressed: techniques, free association, dream analysis. Manifest content (what the dream appears to be about). Latent content (the true underlying meaning of the dream). Transference- the patient unconsciously transfers conflictual feelings about significant others onto the analyst. **3 part short answer question based on these therapies** Maladaptive behaviours are acquired through faulty learning and therapy attempts to help the patient unlearn these problematic behaviours: it"s not necessary to uncover the causes.