Individuals that are mentally disabled, in order to help these patients different programs, schools should be designed where they can be provided with extra learning time. Retardation can occur in any family no matter where you come from or what religion you belong to, we should all take some time and come up with different ways to assist these individuals. Most of all, we should educate the young’s about the risks of getting pregnant at young age and about different diseases that can be sexually transmitted because societies now are not the same how it used to be back then. We now need to educate children’s at young age to keep them safe and to make them aware about different diseases and how it can be passed down to their own children or even take their life. There should be more people going into special education programs so that we can come up with new ways to prevent retardation and provide better genetic counseling. Furthermore, people who are retarded can learn wide range of job skills if they are properly assisted in well mannerly way. Individuals who will be assisting them needs to built a comfortable relationship with their patients so that way they won’t hesitate to ask anything to gain knowledge and learn to better take care of themselves. In addition, to prevent any kind of abnormalities during pregnancy, different classes should be designed in middle schools, high schools and colleges that should be mandatory to take instead of other elective classes because this kind of education is usable lifelong and everyone should learn to better take care of their health and…
One of the key issues in the Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD. OCD is a mental health condition where you will have obsessive thoughts and behaviours (Martin, Carlson & Buskist, 2007). It is estimated that 3% of the UK population have the condition although some may not even be aware they suffer from it. People who suffer from OCD will have persistent thoughts until a task is carried out to reduce anxiety levels (Comer, 2004)…
Abnormal psychology is yet to have been defined in absolute terms. The general accepted terms are the four d’s. The first is deviant, which refers to different or extreme abnormalities. Distressing, this can be unpleasant and/or upsetting to a person with a psychological abnormality. Lastly, dysfunctional inability to preform daily tasks due to abnormalities and being dangerous. Psychological norms are considered to have rules for social and individual thought ideas and activity. The acceptable norms…
between normal and abnormal behavior may seem obvious, what constitutes the definition often is based on the circumstances and the society the person lives or is from or lives in. Normal behavior is primarily defined as the person acting in concert with the way any person in the society he or she is currently in would act. Abnormal behavior is often denoted by a person's inability to adjust their behavior to suit the circumstances he or she is currently in. An example of abnormal behavior would be…
Essentials of Abnormal Psychology
Chapter 2 Summary
A psychological disorder is the control or any dysfunction of the individual. These psychological disorders can be associated with the stress or impairment. The psychological disorder is seen in individuals that have behaviors or dysfunctions that identifies of the essence of abnormality (Durand & Barlow, 2010). To identify that the person has…
Abnormal Psychology and Therapy
August 12, 2013
Ms. Karen Croley
Abnormal Psychology and Therapy
For many decades’ scientists, psychologists and biologists have been trying to understand human behavior. It is important to avoid looking for a single cause of a behavior or event. The psychological experiences of humans lie at the intersection of biology and culture. “At the intersection of biology and culture lies psychology, the scientific investigation of mental processes…
Psychopathology- the field concerned with the nature and development of abnormal beh thoughts and feelings
Challenge in studying abnormal psych is the need to remain objective
Abnormal psysh is most popular but it has one distinct disadvantage which is that all of us bring to your study preconceived notions of what the subject matter is
WHAT IS ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY?
Challenge is how to define it
Abnormal beh- patterns of emotion, thought and action deemed pathological for one or more…
Abnormal psychology studies, analyzes, explains abnormal behavior, and looks at the nature of psychopathology. Normal and abnormal psychology is just different ways of looking at one’s mental state, and finding reasoning for one’s actions or behaviors. Understanding and explaining the context in which the abnormality occurs, and abnormal behavior is profoundly influenced by demographic context categories such as gender, age, class, and culture (Hansell & Damour, 2008). Abnormal…
Diagnosis of a psychological disorder is applied when the symptoms have a substantial effect on one’s life.
Abnormal psychology is the subfield of psychology that studies the causes and progression of psychological disorders; it’s also known as psychopathology.
4 D’s: Distress, Dysfunction, Dangerousness, and Deviance.
The four elements: distress, impairment, risk of harm, and deviance. Do not all need to be present if one or two of the elements are severe enough to warrant a diagnosis…
I. What are Psychological Disorders?
A. Family members, classmates, and strangers behave in a variety of ways.
B. Identifying Abnormal Behavior
1. Something that is abnormal deviates from a standard or norm.
C. Perspectives on Mental Illness
1. The diagnosis of a psychological disorder sometimes carries with it a stigma or social disgrace.
2. People who suffer from a mental illness are sometimes considered weak by their peers.
3. The etiology…
Gender Identity Disorder
01 April 2011
Gender identity disorder is a disorder in which people suffer from relentless feelings that an error has been made in which gender they have been born. Sufferers of this disorder are extremely confused and agitated on a constant basis in their everyday lives. Most people with gender identity disorder will live pretending to be the sex or gender that they believe they should…