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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 3331
Professor
Dixie Hu
Semester
Spring

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Chapter 1: Abnormal Psychology Past & Present • The scientific study of abnormal behavior in an effort to describe, predict, explain, and change  abnormal patterns on functioning • What is abnormal? How to define what is NOT normal?  • What would you have to take into account? • Culture, Time, etc.  • The Four D’s – are these enough to be abnormal?  •  eviance – deviance from NORMS as defined by a particular culture o Example:   Homosexuality in Russia.  Arab Men greeting – Nose kissing Distress – abnormal behavior, thoughts, & emotions often cause the individual to feel some distress Dysfunction – interfering with daily function Basic grooming, Work/Social Life, Injury Danger – posing a threat to others or oneself People with mental illness are violent They really aren’t • Historical Treatment • Early concepts – evil spirits, demonic possession o Trephination – circular sections of skulls cut with stone tools found in the stone age  errors Greek and Roman views  Medical model – mental illness is something associate with the imbalances within the body. Middle Ages (500­1350 AD) Back to demonism IN EUROPE: rise of the church, rejection on scientific inquiry Plagues, Famine, war, and disease take a toll Exorcism continues as a form of treatment, this method was losing ground in the catholic church. The Renaissance and the rise of Asylums Medical is back Asylums emerge as treatment centers Intention was to give humor care Overcrowded and unstaff
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