Abnormal

 

 

 

 

1. To what extent do biological, cognitive and sociocultural factors influence abnormal behaviour?

 

Caspi - Influence of Genetics and Stress on Depression
Diathesis stress model
Walker Tesson model
Kendler - Twin Studies
Becker - Eating behaviours in Fiji

 

 

2. Evaluate psychological research (that is, theories and/or studies) relevant to the study of abnormal behaviour.

 

All studies of Abnormal Psych could address this outcome

 

 

3. Discuss the concepts of normality and abnormality.

 

Szaz – The Myth of Mental Illness
Begley – Is Everybody crazy?
Rosenhan - Sane in insane Places
Becker - culture and eating disorders classification

 

 

4. Evaluate two classification systems of psychological disorders.

 

Szaz – The Myth of Mental Illness
Begley – Is Everybody crazy?
Rosenhan - Sane in insane Places
Becker - culture and eating disorders classification
Langer & Abelson - A Patient by any other name

 

 

5. Discuss validity, reliability, and clinical biases in diagnosis.

 

Begley – Is Everybody crazy?
Rosenhan - Sane in insane Places
Becker - culture and eating disorders classification
Langer & Abelson - A Patient by any other name

 

 

6. Discuss cultural and ethical considerations in diagnosis and treatment.

 

Begley – Is Everybody crazy?
Rosenhan - Sane in insane Places
Becker - culture and eating disorders classification
Langer & Abelson - A Patient by any other name

 

 

7. Discuss the prevalence of the following disorders including cultural and gender variations. 

  • Specific Phobia

 

DSM 5

 

  • Depression

 

DSM 5

Sapolsky – Stress and Depression
Kendler - Twin Study on Depression

 

 

8. Discuss one or more etiologies (in terms of biological, cognitive and/or sociocultural factors) of these disorders:

 

  • Specific Phobia

 

Freud – Little Hans
Watson – Little Albert
Mineka
Cook and Mineka

 

  • Depression

 

Sapolsky – Stress and Depression
Beck – Theory of the Etiology of Depression
Seligman – Failure to Escape Traumatic shock
Kendler - Twin Study on Depression
Caspi - Influence of Genetics and Stress on Depression

 

 

9. Evaluate biomedical approaches to treatment.

 

Stein - Fluvoxamine Tx of Phobia

Rush and Beck
Smeraldi - 5 htt gene and SSRIs for Tx of Depression

 

 

10. Evaluate the use of psychological approaches to the treatment of one disorder.

 

Mary Cover Jones – Systematic Desensitization
Wolpe – Flooding
Stein - Fluvoxamine Tx of Phobia

Rush and Beck

 

 

11. Discuss the effectiveness of treatment.

 

Mary Cover Jones – Systematic Desensitization
Wolpe – Flooding
Stein - Fluvoxamine Tx of Phobia

Rush and Beck
Smeraldi - 5 htt gene and SSRIs for Tx of Depression
Teasdale - Depression and Group Cognitive Therapy

 

Extras

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Andres Lozano: Depression and the switch that might turn it off