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Study Guide of Chapter 1 for PSYB32

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Konstantine Zakzanis

Chapter 1 What is Abnormal Behavior? Psychopathology- the field concerned with the nature and development of abnormal behavior, thoughts, and feelings. - is a study for the search for why people behave, think, and feel in unexpected, sometimes bizarre, and typically self-defeating ways. Abnormal Behavior- includes characteristics such as Statistical infrequency- an assertion that a person is normal implies that he or she does not deviate much from the average in a particular trait or behavior pattern. Someone who does deviate from the average is considered abnormal. Violation of norms- someone who that threatens or makes anxious those observing it. What is the norm in one culture might be considered abnormal in another culture. Personal distress-behavior is abnormal if it creates create distress or torment in the person experiencing it. Disability of Dysfunction- Disability that is impairment in some important area of life because of an abnormality Unexpectedness- Distress and disability are considered abnormal when they are unexpected responses to environmental stressors. Diagnosis- the skills necessary to determine that a patients symptoms or problems indicate a particular disorder. Psychotherapy-a verbal means for helping trouble individuals change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviour to reduce distress and to achieve greater life satisfaction. -many early philosophers, theologians, and physicians who studied the troubled mind believed that deviancy reflected the displeasure of the gods or possession by demons Demonology- the doctrine that an evil being, such as the devil, may dwell within a person and control his or her mind and body. Exorcism-the casting out of evil spirits by ritualistic chanting or torture Trepanning of Skulls- the marking of a surgical opening ina living skull by some instrument - it was presumed that the individual would return to a normal state by creating an opening through which evil spirits could escape. Somatorgenesis- the notion that something is wrong with the soma, or physical body, disturbs thought and action - This was viewed by the Hippocrates. Psychogenesis- in contrast, is the belief that a disturbance has psychological origins. -witch craft arises during the thirteenth century when Europeans became obsessed with the devil, however witchcraft was not viewed as instigated by Satan. -witchcraft as seen as a heresy and a denial of God. th -Beginning of 13 century, lunacy trials to determine a persons sanity were held in England. www.notesolution.com
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