abnormality checklist

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PSYA2 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Understanding Abnormality
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DEFINITIONS OF ABNORMALITY
Deviation from social norms
Deviation from ideal mental health
Failure to function adequately
Two limitations of each definition
MODELS OF ABNORMALITY
Biological model (genetics, brain biochemistry)
Behavioural model (social learning theory, classical & operant conditioning)
Cognitive model (Faulty thinking, Beck's Cognitive Triad)
Psychodynamic (development of personality, psychosexual development)
Two strengths & two limitations of each of the above models
TREATING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR
Behavioural (Systematic desensitisation*, aversion therapy, flooding)
Cognitive (Cognitive behavioural therapy*)
Biological (Drug therapy*, electroconvulsive therapy*)
Psychodynamic (Dream analysis, free association, projection tests**)

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Two strengths and two limitations of each treatment
* This therapy is outlined in the specification so you can be specifically asked questions on this type
of therapy
** You must know two types of psychoanalysis…read more

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