Obsessive *Compulsive Personality Disorder
... common in younger adults and in Asians and Hispanics but
was significantly more common in individuals with a high
school education or less.(not such a reliable source)
... Condition in which a person has
blindness paralysis or other nervous
system. System that cannot be explain
by medical evaluation
Potential Short Answer Questions
... Explain Ellis’ A-B-C model of emotion. According to Ellis, why is it that people can often
respond differently to the same situation?
What is the REP test and how is it used to assess personal construct systems?
According to the text, what are two strengths and two criticisms of the cognitive
Substance Dependence - People Server at UNCW
... and an Abnormal Response
• Some amount of anxiety is “normal” and is
associated with optimal levels of
• Only when anxiety begins to interfere with
social or occupational functioning is it
... experiences, unconscious motives, and methods used to
cope with sexual and aggressive urges
Freud outlined 3 major personality components
Paradigms in Personality Psychology
... “The disposition a person brings to the experiment is probably less important a
cause of his behavior than most readers assume….. Often, it is not so much the
kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that
determines how he will act.” (Milgram, 1974, p. 205)
“The obe ...
Freud`s theory of personality
... Trait: a predisposition to respond to situations in a consistent way.
Trait theories rest on two assumptions .
Abnormal psychology Learning Outcomes
... Although there are numerous psychological disorders this option focuses on the following three groups of
• anxiety (for example, agoraphobia)
• affective (for example, depression)
• eating (for example, bulimia).
By studying one disorder from two of these groups of disorders, students are ...
Ch. 11 Personality Notes doc
... An individual’s unique collection of
consistent behavioral traits
– CONSISTENCY: characteristics that
people display over time and in a variety of
– DISTINCTIVENESS: characteristics that
distinguish individuals from each other
Test #1 Study Guide
... o can make managing the disorder more difficult (maybe you
can’t take a medicine)
o (examples: lupus, flu, psoriosis, etc)
Axis IV: Psychosocial and Environmental Problems
PSYC 3443 Abnormal Psychology, Fall 2007
... One of the following questions will be on Exam I on 2/6/08. You should prepare each of the
questions as part of your studying to make sure that you will be able to answer the essay in the
allotted time. Remember that short answer essay questions must be answered in full sentences,
using clear writin ...
... Learning theorists, drawing on research in which rats are
given unpredictable shocks, link general anxiety with classical
conditioning of fear.
Psychological Disorders and Treatment
... Understanding disorders &
abnormal psychology as a
disease that has symptoms, and
can be diagnosed and treated.
disorders are expressions of
disorders are the development
of learning mal ...
Personality and Its Assessment
... Culture creates stories and traditions that gives
us a sense of being part of an enduring legacy;
that life extends beyond death.
Beliefs give us a sense of order, meaning and
context that soothes our fear of death.
Psyc 3280 Abnormal Psychology
... Be familiar with gender identity disorder, as it is manifested in children vs. adults, and males vs.
How do the psychodynamic, learning, and biological perspectives explain the etiology of gender
identity disorder? What are the predominant treatment options?
In general, what are the paraphi ...
Psy. 139 The Psychology of the Person Study Guide Final Spring
... 11. Evolutionary personality psychology: Understand very well the concept of natural
selection, and the explanation of psychological mechanism that have evolved, are part of
our “human nature”, because they were adaptive to our survival in our prehistory. Note
example of anxiety and social exclusion ...
EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (7th Edition in
... Understanding Antisocial
Like mood disorders
disorder has biological
before committing a
crime, respond with
lower levels of stress
hormones than others
do at their age.
Personality and Its Assessment
... Self-concept: collection of beliefs about
one’s own nature, unique qualities and
Incongruence: degree of disparity
between one’s self-concept and one’s
Dimensional models of personality disorders
In personality pathology, dimensional models of personality disorders (also known as the dimensional approach to personality disorders, dimensional classification, and dimensional assessments) conceptualize personality disorders as quantitatively rather than qualitatively different from normal personality. They consist of extreme, maladaptive levels of certain personality characteristics (these characteristics are commonly described as facets within broader personality factors or traits). Within the context of personality psychology, a ""dimension"" refers to a continuum on which an individual can have various levels of a characteristic, in contrast to the dichotomous categorical approach in which an individual does or does not possess a characteristic. According to dimensional modals personality disorders are classified according to which characteristics are expressed at which levels. This stands in contrast to the traditional categorical models of classification, which are based on the boolean presence or absence of symptoms and do not take into account levels of expression of a characteristic or the presence of any underlying dimension.The way in which these diagnostic dimensions should be constructed has been under debate, particularly in the run up to the publication of the DSM-5. A number of dimensional models have been produced, differing in the way in which they are constructed and the way in which they are intended to be interpreted. There are four broad types of dimensional representation, although others also exist Dimensional representation of the original DSM categories of personality disorders; Dimensional representation based on identification of latent traits with the DSM disorders; Dimensional representation based on the traits from normal personality research; Representation based on integration of dimensional modals, e.g. by using network analysis. The dimensional approach is included in Section III (""Emerging Measures and Models"") of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), where it is described as an ""Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders."" The decision to retain the DSM-IV categorical model of personality disorders in DSM-5 was controversial, and efforts continue to persuade the American Psychiatric Association to replace it with the dimensional model in DSM 5.1.