General Psychology (PY110). Chapter 10 Abnormal Psychology. Abnormal Psychology . The scientific study of mental disorders and their treatment. Ab. Normal. Meaning Away From. Societal and cultural attitudes make normal can be a ‘moving target’ . What is Abnormal?.
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The scientific study of mental disorders and their treatment
Societal and cultural attitudes make normal can be a ‘moving target’
What makes one person abnormal and another normal?
Disorders in which excessive anxiety leads to personal distress and atypical, maladaptive and irrational behavior
Social Phobia & Agoraphobia
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
Involves the use of psychological interventions
Involves the use of biological interventions, such as drugs
A refers to the Activating event (e.g., failure to be perfect)
B refers to the person’s Belief about the event (e.g., feeling like a failure for normal levels of imperfection)
C is the resulting emotional Consequence (e.g., depression)