Summary: Abnormal Psychology | 9781118964330 | Ann M Kring

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  • 1 introduction and historical overview

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  • how do we call the field concerned with the nature, development, and treatment of mental disorders?

  • how do we call the destructive beliefs and attitudes held by society that are ascribed to groups considered different in some manner?

  • what are the four characteristics of a stigma?

    • a distinguishing label is applied
    • the label refers to undesirable attitudes
    • people with the label are seen as different
    • people with the label are discriminated against
  • what are the characteristics of a mental disorder?

    • occurs within the individual
    • involves clinically significant difficulties in thinking, feeling, or behaving
    • it involves dysfunction in processes that support mental functioning
    • it is not a specific reaction to an event
    • it is not primarily the result of social deviance or conflict with society
  • of which components does a mental disorder consist?

    • personal distress
    • disability
    • dysfunction
    • violation of social norms
  • how do we call impairment in some important area of life?

  • how do we call an internal organism is unable to perform its natural ability.

  • how do we call the doctrine that an evil being or spirit can dwell within a person and control his or her mind and body?

  • how do we call the ritualistic casting out of evil spirits?

  • hypocrates was the first to regard the brain as the organ of the mind, and stated that illness of any kind would have a natural cause rather than a religious one. In which three categories did he classify mental disorders?

    • mania
    • melancholia
    • phrenitis, or brain fever

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