Abnormality (Psychcopathology) - AQA (A) PSYA2

Includes everything you need to know for the AQA A As level psychology exam: 

Defining and explaining psychological abnormality

• Definitions of abnormality, including deviation from social norms, failure to

function adequately and deviation from ideal mental health, and limitations of

these definitions of psychological abnormality

• The biological approach to psychopathology

• Psychological approaches to psychopathology including the psychodynamic,

behavioural and cognitive approaches

Treating abnormality

 • Biological therapies, including drugs and ECT

• Psychological therapies, including psychoanalysis, systematic de-sensitisation and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

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