Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Dissociative Identity Disorder, Somatic Symptom Disorder, Fugue State

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Belief that abnormal behaviour is caused by supernatural forces. Believed that people with disordered behaviour were sick. Emphasis given force by discovery general paresis (disorder characterized in advanced stages by mental deterioration and bizarre behaviour) Neuroses - disorders that do not involve a loss of contact with reality (ex: obsessions, phobias, depression) Psychoses - anxiety that is so severe caused by unresolved conflicts makes person unable to deal with reality and withdraw from it (ex: schizophrenia) Behavioural perspective views disorder behaviour as a learned response - not a reflection of internal psychodynamics and unconscious conflicts. Profoundly influenced understanding of how environmental factors help shape abnormal behaviour. Avoidance responses in phobias and compulsive disorders seen as operant responses negatively reinforced through anxiety reduction that are. Cognitive theorists emphasize important role of people"s thoughts and perceptions about themselves and environment. Key to understanding many maladaptive behaviours is to isolate specific thought attitudes underlying them patterns, beliefs,

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