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Chapter 12

PSYO 2220 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder

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PSYO 2220
Dr.Elaine Ply

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PSYO 2220
Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach
Chapter 12 Textbook Notes
Personality Disorders
Cluster A Disorders
Paranoid Personality Disorder: Excessively mistrustful and suspicion of others,
without any justi*cation.
oThey assume other people are out to harm or trick them, and therefore
they tend not to con*de in others.
Schizoid Personality Disorder: People show a pattern of detachment from
social relationships and a very limited range of emotions in interpersonal
oThey seem “aloof,” “cold,” and “indi/erent” to other people.
oThe term schizoid has been used to describe people who have a
tendency to turn inward and away from the outside world.
Were said to lack emotional expressiveness and pursued vague
Schizotypal Personality Disorder: People are typically socially isolated, like
those with schizoid personality disorder.
oAlso behave in ways that would seem unusual to many of us. And they
tend to be suspicious and have o/ beliefs.
oSome consider it to be on the same continuum with schizophrenia,
without some of the more debilitating symptoms, such as
hallucinations and delusions.
Cluster B Disorders
Antisocial Personality Disorder: People are characterized as having a history
of failing to comply with social norms.
oThey perform actions most of us would *nd unacceptable, such as
stealing from friends and family, and tend to be irresponsible,
impulsive, and deceitful.
Borderline Personality Disorder: The individuals moods and relationships are
unstable, and usually they have a very poor self-image.
oThese people often feel empty and are at great risk of dying by their
own hands.
Histrionic Personality Disorder: People tend to be overly dramatic and often
seem almost to be acting
oThe term histrionic means theatrical in manner
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