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Chapter 1

PSY751 chapter one notes

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 751
Professor
Mark Cole
Semester
Winter

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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 1IntroductionPsychotherapy The field concerned with the development of abnormal behaviours thoughts feelingsAbnormal Behaviour Include such characteristics as statistical infrequency violation of norms personal distress disability or dysfunction and unexpectednessStatistical InfrequencyMost psychological disorders are infrequent in that they happen to affect a very small percentage of the populationThe normal curve is one that places most people in the middle section for a particular trait and very few people on either extreme In this case normalcy is regarded as not deviating from the middle areaThis method is good for diagnosing disorders namely lowhigh IQ but not for ex
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