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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 101
Professor
Barbara Wilson
Semester
Spring

Description
PSYC 101 Ch 15 Psychological Disorders Abnormal Behavior Abnormal behavior is behavior that is Deviant atypical deviates from culturally accepted normsMaladaptive dysfunctional interferes with healthy functioning Personally distressing despairTheoretical ApproachesBiological Approach Medical ModelDisorders with biological origins Psychological ApproachExperiences thoughts emotions personalitySociocultural ApproachSocial contextBiopsychosocial ModelInteractions of biological psychological and social cultural factorsDSMIV Classification SystemDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders A classification system of Psychological DisordersAdvantages Provides a common basis for communication Helps clinicians make predictionsNaming the disorder can provide comfortDisadvantages Stigma shame negative reputationMedical terminology implies internal causeFocus on weaknesses ignores strengths
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