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Influences Of Abnormality

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  • 1. ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY - SCHIZOPHRENIA
  • 2.
    • Behavior that is:
    • Statistically unusual
    • Considered strange or undesirable by most people
    • A source of unhappiness
    • There are biological, psychological (personal standards), & socio-cultural factors involved in defining abnormal behavior.
  • 3.
    • Four definitions can be asked for in the examination:
      • Statistical infrequency
      • Deviation from social norms
      • Failure to function adequately
      • Deviation from ideal mental health
  • 4. frequency 70 100 130 IQ Scores Average IQ in the population is 100pts. The further from 100 you look, the fewer people you find
  • 5.
    • The Biological Factors
    • All abnormal behaviors have a biological or physiological basis.
    • The Cognitive Factors
    • Abnormal behaviors are the result of learning maladaptive behaviors and unconscious conflicts.
    • The Socio-Cultural Factors
    • Abnormal behaviors are produced from life-style stressors & expectations combined with biological predispositions.
    • The Diathesis-Stress Model.
    • Abnormal behavior is a biological predisposition & the disorder is seen under stress.
  • 6.
    • Hallucinations
    • Delusions – false beliefs
    • Inappropriate schemas
    • Word salads
    • Paranoia
    • Flattened affect
  • 7.
    • EACH GROUP GIVEN A CORE AREA OF PSYCHOLOGY – EXPLAIN HOW IT INFLUENCES THE ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR
    • Include the following:
    • Explanation of the core
    • How is influences
    • A Key Study to support evidence
  • 8.
    • Torrey 1996
        • Influenza 25-20 weeks foetus most vulnerable – cerebral cortex
        • Virus infection enters the brain and is activated in hormonal changes in puberty
    • Correlates with findings Peaks of schiz diagnosis with major flu epidemics
    • Link between birth complications such as pre-eclampsia (damage to briain)
  • 9.
    • Explain how the Diathesis Stress Model may account for a dysfunctional behaviour.

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