Overview Booklet: AS AQA Spec A 'Abnormality'

I created this booklet during my course to help me revise. If you're aiming for a grade B or so, this booklet is about your level.

I think it's the formatting, the way it looks, which makes it easy to remember. There aren't any chunks of text to wade through, it's mostly in bulletpoints and pretty boxes.

I hope it's useful. :)

***Unlike my last resource this is a .doc file, which means you can open in it in Word2003 or later. Sorry about the 2007 format before! :( ***

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Definitions of Abnormality (Psychopathology)
Di
ffer
en t
people
have dif
fer
en t
opi
nions about
w hat
bei
n g
`men t
all
y i
l
l'
act
u al
ly
me ans.
As soci
al
`
norms '
change wit
h cont
ext so
doe s
w hat
i
s consi
de r
ed abnorma l
.…read more

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The Biological Approach to Psychopathology
Thi
s
is
the
view of
mai
nst
ream
Psychiatry.
I
t
is
also
ref
err
ed
to
as
the
Medical Model.
Concepts
Me ntal
d i
sorders
are l
i
ke
physical
di
sorders t
hey are
il
l
n esses.
A ll
beha viour
i
s root
e d
in
underlyi
ng psychol
ogical
processes
in
the
b ody.…read more

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The Psychodynamic Approach to Psychopathology
Concepts
Me ntal
i
l
lnesses ar
e
caused by conf
li
cts
in
the subconsci
o us
mind bet
w een
the
id
and t
he
supe r
ego.
EGO ­ C ont
rols
the
id
a nd
the super
e go.
This
i
s your
conscience.
Id N at
ural
dri
ve for
pl
ea sur
e
e.g.
f
o od,
sex,
warmth.
Superego D et
ermines ri
ght
fr
o m wrong.…read more

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Experiments
Ther
e
ha v
e
bee n
mo der
n
day i
nvesti
gati
ons
int
o Freud'
s t
h eor
ies.
Fisher and Greenberg (1996)
di
d a
me ta
a nal
ysis
on over
2500 exper
iments
test
ing
Freud's
me thods.
H owever
it
i
s di
ff
icult
t
o
deci
de
wh et
her evi
dence support
s or
cont
radi
cts
the
psycho dynamic approach.…read more

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Pl
anti
ng f
alse
memo ri
es
is
unet
hical
and
can di
rect
ly
aff
ect
fr
iends
and
famil
y of
t
he r
elat
ive.
I
n t
he
past
fal
se memo r
ies
have
lead
to
court
cases.
For
ced t
erminat
ion
of
sessi
ons
before
a pat
ient
i
s r
eady can
lead
to
negat
ive
emo t
ional
r
esponse.…read more

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No
inclusi
on of
biol
ogical
i
deas.
Diff
icul
t t
o det
e r
mine cause and
eff
ects
of di
sorders.
Th e
though t
s may be
rati
onal
but
the envi
ronme nt
or
cir
cums t
ances may be
extr
e me.
Th e
cog ni
ti
ve approach does
not
take i
nto
account
e xt
ernal
or
envir
onme ntal
f
act
ors.…read more

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SophieMortlock

Thank you so much, this is an amazing resource!! :') 

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