Psychology Unit 2 AQA - Abnormality

Abnormality

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Abnormality.

Definitions -

* Deviation from the social norm

* Failure to function

* Deviation from ideal mental health

Psychopathology - explaining mental illness

* Biological * Psychodynamic * Behaviourism * Cognitive

Treatments

* Biological (drugs) * Psycodynamic (psychoanalysis)* Behavioral* Cognitive ( C.B.T. )

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Deviation from social norm.

- Breaking social rules

EXPLICIT - Law

IMPLICIT - Social conventions e.g. personal space

Limitations

Eccentric - Einstein

Criminal - Rape/stealing

Context -

Abuse -

Time and culture - Homosexuality

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Failure to function.

- Jobs, home, sanitation, friends and hobbies.

Global assesment of functioning scale

- Heavily used

- e.g. Hunger strikes

- Students -> exam anxiety

Culture

- How we behave in different cultures is socially acceptably different.

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