PSYA02H3 Chapter 17: PSYA02 chapter 17 notes

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Chapter 17 the nature and cause of psychological disorders. emil kraepelin comprehensive system of psychological disorders. etiology: the causes or origins of a disorder. abnormal any departure from the norm: commonly used to refer to characteristics we dislike or fear. psychological disorders cause distress or discomfort and interfere with people"s ability to lead satisfying, productive lives. perspectives on the causes of psychological disorders. caused by the interaction of hereditary, cognitive, and environmental factors. genetic component can be strong in some cases. The humanistic perspective: proper and natural personality development occurs when people experience unconditional positive regard www. notesolution. com, psychological disorders arise when people perceive that they must earn the positive regard of others. diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: a widely used manual for classifying psychological disorders. devised to provide a reliable, universal set of diagnostic categories having criteria specified as explicitly as possible.

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