OUTLINE FOR LECTURE NOTES IN PSYC 405

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Chapter 1

I. Chapter 1: Abnormal Behavior in Historical Context

....A. Introduction to the Course

..........1. Overview of course

..............a. Syllabus, etc.

..............b. Assignment: Read: 1, 2, 3, 14

..............c. Defining "Psychological Disorders"

....................1. The problem: Rosenhan's Study "On Being Sane in Insane Places"

....................2. The Nature of the problem: Criterion difficulties

....................3. Text Definition: Three Criteria (Dysfunction, distress, atypicality)

..........2. Text's approach to Understanding Abnormal Behavior: Organization

..........3. Basic clinical terms

...............a. Scientist-practitioner model

...............b.. Presenting problem

...............c. Clinical description

...............d. Prevalence = (existing cases) how many people now have a given DX in a given population

...............e. Incidence = (new cases) how many people will have a DX in a given time period

...............f. Course (of disorder)

...............g. Onset

...............h. Prognosis (of disorder)

...............i. Etiology = causes of disorders

...............j. Developmental psychopathology = changes in abnormal behavior over time

...............k. Psychopathology

...............l. Evidence-based

...............m. Treatment of choice

....B. The Past: Unidimensional Models

.........1. Text's approach: Three Basic Models for all Humanity

.........2. History of Abnormal Behavior: Basic idea, treatment, examplesI

..............a. Supernatural Model

..............b. Biological Model

..............c. Psychological

..............d. Result

....C. Modern Developments: An Industry as well as an Institution (not in book)

.........1. National Mental Health Act (Money!)

.........2. Act 54, 1963 (Each citizen has right to mental health help)

.........3. Deinstitutionalization

.........4. Research Improvements

.........5. Managed Health Care/National Model (still unknown)

.........6. The changes

..............a. Increasing methodological sophistication

..............b. "The realization that no one influence biological, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, or social -- ever occurs in isolation."

..............c. Result = need for an integrative approach

..........7. Mental Health in the US: 2016 Click Facts to a explore this topic.

..........8. The dangerous interface between science and society - a GIANT step backward "Alernative Facts"

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