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chapter 1 - historical perspectives

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Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 2310A/B
Professor
Gale Cassidy
Semester
Fall

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Lecture Week 1Introduction and Historical PerspectivesCommon Misconceptions about Abnormal PsychologyBelief that psychological disorders are always bizarre mental hospitalsinsane asylumsView that abnormal and normal are radically differentView of former psychiatric patients as dangerousBelief that mental disorder is something to be ashamed ofSTIGMAExaggerated fear of ones own susceptibilityNotesMost symptoms of mental health patients are episodic they come and go from time to timeWhen symptoms arent present patients seem like normal peopleNo clear dividing line between people with or without a mental disorder Everyone shifts around from time to time from normal to abnormalcontinuum People with mental illness rarely commit violence more likely to hurt themselves rather than others selfinflicted h
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